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{July 31, 2005}   Girl Dies at the hands of her very own CD Mix… More @ 11.

I have been working hard revamping my neverending project a.k.a “Expertimental Halloween Mix”. I started this idea some time last year. Come up with a great, kick ass halloween themed cd mix to send out to friends for Halloween. Sounds nice enough, but no copies ever got sent. Why?

The short answer is that this project feels like it will never end for me. I love and adore Halloween and the whole month of October as well. It’s the only time of the year that I feel awesome and god forbid happy. Year after Year, I read blog entry after entry about how people utterly hate Halloween. It’s all about “commercialism”, they say. A night to be stupid and cause trouble. I never saw it that way.

I grew up in the eighties when the second coming of great horror movies was in full swing and for a dysfunctional little girl who never really fit in with the status quo anyways, it was nirvana. Heaven on earth. To spend one night having no rules. Dressing up or down. To dye your hair pitch or hot neon pink.. To be that witchy vamp without people reading too much into it. And there’s the candy. I used love to go trick and treating just to see the various kinds of candy that my brother and managed that night. We would eat all the good candy first and leave the hard bubble gum and foreign candy in the bottom of the candy bowl.

I’m 24 now. I can dress, throw halloween parties and go to haunted houses and such, but I like to get others involved. So I make these cd mixes to get others in the Halloweenie mood.

So for years, I have been collecting a nice amount of Halloween related music. From the classic innocence of novelty of the fifties to the industrial anger of Nine Inch Nails to other wordly quality of Dead Can Dance.

But the question starts to be with all this music, how is it possible to make a simple one cd mix? It’s damn near impossible. At last count, my halloween cd mix consisted of six cds. Six freakin’ cds?!!

  


{July 23, 2005}  

I’m in love.

ipod shuffle

I just bought myself an iPod Shuffle over the weekend and it’s true love. I was able to put all my lovely iTunes that I collected thanks in part from that Pepsi promotion a few months back, to use.

  


{July 18, 2005}   Life without the ‘net sucks.

So after a week, I finally have my internet connection back up and running. It’s been a hellish week to get through. I never fully realized how much I rely on the internet. I use it everyday to check e-mail, check my bank account, listen to my i-Tunes, and visit all my dailes.

And when I couldn’t do that, I felt like a junkie without their fix.

  


{July 05, 2005}  

So KROQ held their semi annual “Top 106.7 Greatest Bands of All Time” countdown this past 4th of july and I thought that we could use for a meme today.

Free feel to play along. Just copy, paste the list on to your blog and highlight (or underline or bold .. whatever you’d like to do) all your favorite bands from the list.

Here’s my list…. (By the way, Green Day was number #1. I have mixed feelings about that, but that is a entry for another time.)

Green Day
Depeche Mode
Nirvana
U2
Sublime
No Doubt
Rage Against the Machine
The Cure
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Beastie Boys
Coldplay
Bob Marley
Linkin Park
Nine Inch Nails
Radiohead
System of a Down
The Smashing Pumpkins
The Clash

WeezerPearl Jam
Incubus
Jane’s Addiction
The Smiths/Morrissey
Blink 182
Beck
The Ramones
Foo Fighters
Metallica

The Offspring
The Killers
Stone Temple Pilots
Social Distortion
311
Violent Femmes
The White Stripes
Korn

The Police
Jimmy Eat World
Tool
Bad Religion
Soundgarden
Duran Duran
Guns ‘N Roses
Dave Matthews Band
Alice in ChainsOingo Boingo
Oasis
Bush
New Order
R.E.M
The Strokes
Audioslave
Billy Idol
Rancid
Cypress Hill
AFI
Blondie
White Zombie/Rob Zombie
Jack Johnson
David Bowie
Marilyn Manson

The Pixies
Interpol
Queens of the Stone Age
X
Cake
Muse
Live
Devo

Staind
The Sex Pistols
Sum 41
Talking Heads
My Chemical Romance
Hole
Psychedelic Furs
Blur/Gorillaz

Limp Bizkit
Dashboard Confessional
The B52’s
The Cult

Modest Mouse
The Cars
The Chemical Brothers
The Used
Siousxie and the Banshees
Hot Hot Heat
Echo and the Bunnymen

Everclear
Hoobastank
Garbage
Jet
The Pretenders
Fatboy Slim
MxPx
Franz Ferdinand
Dead Kennedy’s
A Perfect Circle
Tears For Fears
Velvet Revolver
Englist Beat
The Prodigy

Stone Roses
Primius
Creed

  


{July 02, 2005}   Live 8 with a Reunited Pink Floyd

Oh my. Look hell has frozen over.
Pink Floyd performing together for the first time in a looong time... @ Live 8

Much like last time (Live Aid) London had the much better performances. I mean, come on, a reunited Pink Floyd was the musical “O” I had been waiting for. Roger Waters together once again with David Gillmore’s brillant gutiar was enough to make me weep. This was the first (maybe the last time) that they have played together as orginial “Pink Floyd” since 1981. 24 years of waiting for some people… could you just imagine?

I couldn’t watch all eight hours of “Live 8″ because well, I had a life. I didn’t get off of work until 8 a.m. and spent a good amount running around town (or rather beginning dragged around town by my father) doing some random stuff. (a.k.a driving slowly insane.)

I only caught a few performances.

Kanye West
Kanye West plays the
(Pretty good.. I liked the violists with the black painted square over they’re eyes. Reminded me of later Queen videos.)

Stevie Wonder (A legend, but yet I feel that the crowd wasn’t really in to it. Sad.. really sad. I could done without Rob Thomas though. I quickly changed the channel out of a irrational fear that he’d break into “Smooth”. )

Pink Floyd. (Lovely, though I could done without some of reverb I heard when Roger Waters sang “Comfortably Numb“. Kinda ruins the whole experience.)

Paul McCartney with George Michael. (Didn’t see much of them. Sleep started to kick in for me. So….)

  


{July 02, 2005}   Some good things in July

July also seems to be when all my favorite dvds are coming out.

Dead Like Me - The Complete Second SeasonTales from the Crypt - The First Season

  


{July 02, 2005}   Is it October yet?

I could not believe that this weekend, or rather this Monday was the Fourth of July already or that today was the first of July.

I had been working so hard with long hours that I had completely forgotten about it. Either that or I was trying not to think about it.

July is a hellish month for me. It’s days on end of blistering sun and heat that runs striaght into August then September. California’s summers always seem to start late. The weather doesn’t start to heat up ’til the either the beginning or middle of July and doesn’t seem to really ’till Halloween.

  


{July 01, 2005}   Soul Crooner Luther Vandross dies @ 54

Aww, man. This is sad.

NEW YORK (AFP) - Legendary American soul singer Luther Vandross died at the age of 54, two years after suffering a devastating stroke that left him debilitated for the rest of his life, a hospital spokesman told AFP.

The Grammy Award-winning musical star died at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, in the eastern US state of New Jersey.

“At 1:47pm (1747 GMT) at the JFK Medical Center, Luther Vandross had a peaceful passing under the watchful eyes of friends, family and his medical support team,” said hospital spokesman Robert Cavanaugh.

“Luther Vandross suffered a stroke two years ago which he never fully recovered from. “Luther was deeply touched by all the thoughts and wishes from his fans,” Cavanaugh said.

My best friend’s mom used to play Luther Vandross in the car everytime she would drive us somewhere. Anywhere. While driving to McDonald’s, we’d hear “The Power of Love”. On the way to mall, we’d hear his re-make to “Endless Love”.

I asked my friend why she played so much Vandross.. She looked at me and said,”He makes my mom feel good. Sexy. Things she never really feels everyday.”

  


{July 01, 2005}   Back on the air!

After countless days of having to try to figure out “Wordpress” , FTP accounts and various other little details, I finally back to blogging away @ nowheregirl.net

Now, if I only can figure out that blasted “Radioblogclub” Radio thing, I would really be in business!

  


{July 01, 2005}   Damnit this all to hell

I swear to God I will get this site working again.

  



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