( La Musica )
I want to actually use this LJ more than I have been. But I want to use it as a real writing outlet rather than just a forum for me to air grievances about my boring life. I'm looking at a career change which (maybe) involves more creative writing, so I'll need all the practice I can get. And that means more than Having A WhingeTM, or not updating because all I want to do is Have A WhingeTM.
That being said, update on life in general coming soon. Probably.
So here's a meme that I nicked from liquidbassline
You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. So here is the game! Hit shuffle on your iPod/iTunes or mp3 player and write down the first 25 songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun!
(Song Title - Artist)
Actually from my iPod - our iTunes looks a little different. Not nearly as much metal.
A Sorcerer's Pledge - Candlemass
Tennessee Flat-Top Box - Johnny Cash
Espectros - Bestial Holocaust
The Luciferian Mark - Gravehill
The Black Angel's Death Song - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Space Dye Vest - Dream Theater
Don't Believe A Word - Thin Lizzy
I'm Set Free - The Velvet Underground
Hey Porter - Johnny Cash
Two Eyes - Gladiator
Burning My Soul - Dream Theater (I hate this song. One of the worst DT songs ever. Why I haven't deleted it, I don't know...)
Godsent - Druid
Man In The Long Black Coat - Joan Osborne
Nocturnal Funeral - Tiamat
Dark Travel - Druid
Bow Unto The Devil - Portrait
Into the Void - Black Sabbath (One of the best Sabbath songs...actually, one of the best songs ever recorded. Ever. No argument. I have spoken)
Silver Into Steel - Grand Magus
Lord Have Mercy On Me - Outrageous Cherry
From Out Of Nowhere - Faith No More
Sorcery, Witchcraft and Occult Lore - Gauhaert
Silent Nothingness - Heathen (I haven't even listened to this album yet!...)
Dark Are The Veils - Candlemass
The Red Funeral - Sigh (Nor this one...)
Prisoners of Fate - Heathen
I am a left moderate social libertarian
Left: 7.22, Libertarian: 1.49
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In other news, we have to check out a place for The Manacling today.
We have to venture outside in the 35 degree heat. It's not even 11 am yet and it's already mid 30's. Whew. I love the heat, but this is going to get tiring...
Oh, and Berocca is highly overrated. Coffee, on the other hand, is my saviour.
samjolnir took me by surprise (I wasn't planning to do this damned meme again...) and gave me White Zombie. Fine.
A warning - while there is less commentary, there are - GASP - eleven songs. OH NOES I BROKE THE MEME RULE!!!! Screw you, it's my el-gay. I couldn't get it down to ten songs. I love this band.
From La Sexorcisto
1. Welcome To Planet Motherfucker/Psychoholic Slag
- 6.5 minutes of groove/thrash HEAVEN
2. Black Sunshine
- Iggy Pop makes an appearance on this track and he OWNS it.
3. Spiderbaby (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)
- Best track in the album
- Very close to the best track on the album. "I'm not Herbert....I'm not Herbert...oh Herbert, you are STIFF..."
6. Creature of the Wheel
- I used to hate it as a kid - but I listened to it recently and realised just how freaking awesome it is. One of the spookiest tracks on the album, and also one of the spookiest I've ever heard. However...
7. Grease Paint and Monkey Brains
- This is the spookiest track. Creepy as hell. Rob Zombie has the art of atmospherics down pat
8. El Phantasmo and the Chicken-Run Blast-O-Rama
- The name says it all
9. Blur The Technicolor
- The groove turns me on. Less of a turn on is the album art for the lyrics of this song - WHY IS IT ALWAYS A FUCKING CREEPY CLOWN???? Oh yeah, and a Satanic nun with the weirdest pubic hair I've ever seen...
From Supersexy Swingin' Sounds (yes, I know it's a remix album of Astro-Creep. It's still awesome. Yes, I know it's perilously close to electronica. Shut the fuck up.)
10. More Human Than Human (Meet Bambi in the King's Harem Mix)
- Ten times better than the original
11. Super-Charger Heaven (Adults Only Mix)
- See above
hibernaldream gave me Monster Magnet.
(These are ordered according to the release date of the album they were on. I can't ever keep a music meme simple! Also, I give a bit more commentary than what's called for...sorry)
From the album Superjudge
A monster groove of a song. Starts slow and atmospheric with a fuzzy lead guitar riff, and then goes into a fast (for Monster Magnet) climax with a never-ending solo. Some wacky lyrics too (actually, that's a theme for much of Monster Magnet's output).
2. Face Down
Sleazy as fuck, wall of fuzz (again, a common theme with early Monster Magnet). Dave Wyndorf knows how to write a catchy song.
3. Evil (Is Going On)
One of the coolest covers of this Willie Dixon classic that I've ever heard.
From the album Dopes To Infinity
4. Look To Your Orb For The Warning
Was used on the Matrix soundtrack, and it fits. The whole album is pretty much in this vein of stoner rock with a spacey sort of sound. This track especially is hauntingly atmospheric and yet it can crush your testicles into powder with that main riff (well, if you have testicles, that is).
5. Third Alternative
A booming 8-minute track; an absolute crushing wall of sound. Has the distinction of containing one of the most disturbing lines in a song I've ever heard:
Would you like to hope for Eden, that I keep a steady hand
Do you want to milk the syrup of a thousand year old man
Shall we fuck each others' babies, let momentum do its best
Keep our shrieking little urges in our burned out little heads
Well I sense a slight recoil; was it something that I said?
From the album Powertrip
This album is where they got a bit commercial, with more of a hard rock sound. Predictably, their hardcore stoner and acid rock fans got butthurt. Wankers. Did you expect them to keep playing "Tab" for the rest of their careers? This is a top album.
6. See You In Hell
This song has a cheesy organ line, dirty little guitar riff, and again, some disturbing lyrics. It's based on an experience Dave Wyndorf had on a bus somewhere in middle America - he met a couple of hippies who told him they'd buried the corpse of their baby in a landfill somewhere. Thus - "I guess I'll see you in hell."
7. Temple Of Your Dreams
A departure from the wall of sound theme, with a stop-start riff that is actually one of the heaviest on the album. Very cool track.
This is probably the heaviest track. Ridiculous lyrics (not clever as I find most Monster Magnet lyrics to be) but this song appeals to me for some reason.
9. Your Lies Become You
Probably my favourite Monster Magnet song. It's a total departure from the stuff they usually perform - stripped back, mostly clean guitar with a surf-rockish sort of sound, brushes used on the drum kit. Very haunting vocals. You can imagine them playing it in a smoky jazz bar, sitting on stage, nursing bourbon and performing it really laconically.
From the album Monolithic Baby!
10. Slut Machine
This album was mostly a disappointment for me, but this song is one of their best. One of those songs which is greater than the sum of its parts. A jerky guitar riff in an unusual time signature, typically misogynistic lyrics from Dave "I'm-Not-Too-Old-To-Be-Cavorting-With-
Well. That was long...
Your Score: Chaotic-Neutral
44% Good, 66% Chaotic
Plane of Existence: Limbo, "Plane of Ever-Changing Chaos". Description: An alien, anarchistic and unpredictable plane. Notable Inhabitants: Githzerai - human-like monks; Slaad - frog-like creatures.
Examples of Chaotic-Neutrals (Ethically Chaotic, Morally Neutral)
Barret Wallace (FFVII)
Yuffie Kisaragi (FFVII)
Peeves the Poltergeist
Fred & George Weasly
The almost totally unpredictable non-conformist loner. Will stand by and watch the white knight battle the black knight without feeling compelled to take sides.
Will keep their word if in their best interest
May attack an unarmed foe
May use poison
May help those in need
Prefers to work alone
Responds poorly to higher authority
Distrustful of organizations
Self preservation is strong but will not go to the same extent as Neutral-Evils.
They can generally be swayed easily.
Chaotic Neutral "Pure Chaos"
A chaotic neutral [person] follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn't strive to protect others' freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral [person] does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others), evil (and a desire to make others suffer), or be lawful neutral. A chaotic neutral [person] may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it.
Chaotic neutral is freedom from both society's restrictions and a do-gooder's zeal.
Other Alignments and Tendencies (Tendenices are what you would more often sway towards; esp. for Neutrals):
0-39% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Evil
0-39% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: Neutral-Evil
0-39% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Evil
40-60% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Neutral
40-60% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: True Neutral
61-100% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Good
61-100% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: Neutral-Good
61-100% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Good
|Link: The Alignment Test written by xan81 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test|
You are... 19% unique
(blame, for example, your interest in yngwie malmsteen needs donuts)
and 8% herdlike
(partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy the simpsons).
When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers.
Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.
Your overall weirdness is: 42(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 82% of other LJers.)
Find out what your weirdness level is!
Disclaimer: If this turns into a goatse it is a) not my fault and b) not going to be taken down, because it's funny. Kind of.
- Bold all of the following TV shows which you've ever seen 3 or more episodes of in your lifetime.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode of it.
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).
( It's long, I'm warning you. )
Not as much of one as I thought I'd be. Still, some shows on that list bring back memories.
Okay....according to this meme, naked backs excite me. Right.
Oh, and because I like tattoos, I see art in all sorts of places. Right.
And the only reason my drink is a bottle of some clear spirit is because THERE WAS NO BEER OPTION!
But the toilet thing is spot on.
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favourite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
6. Tag five other people to do the same.
It happens to be an Immunology/Virology PhD thesis. Oh joy.
The hexameric form of rat MBP resembles Clq , and when bound by carbohydrate ligands, has been shown to bind to the Clr2s2 proenzyme complex to initiate activation of the classical pathway without the involvement of Clq (Ota et al., 1990; Lu et al., 1990). Recent studies by Matsushita and Fujita described a novel Clr/Cls-like serine protease designated MASP (MSB-associated serine protease) which is normally complexed with MBP in the serum (Matsushita and Fujita, 1992). Upon binding of MBP-MASP complexes to suitable ligands, the MASP is activated to mediate C1-independent activation of C4, and hence the classical pathway of complement (Matsushita and Fujita, 1992)
Wow. I thought my thesis was shit boring. Then again, this one won the Chancellor's prize so it must have been good.
I tag....no one. Can't be arsed.
Back to it, biatches.
|You are introverted, reserved, and quiet with a preference for solitude and solitary activities. Your socializing tends to be restricted to a few close friends. You can be easily upset, even by what people consider the normal demands of living. People consider you to be sensitive and emotional. As a practical person you like to think in plain and simple terms. Others describe you as down-to-earth, practical, and conservative. You have some concern with others' needs, and are generally pleasant, sympathetic, and cooperative. You like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and disorganized.|
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After reading the in-depth breakdown of the parameters, I have come to a(n unsurprising) conclusion:
Internet memes are so full of shit that they might be useful tools for consulting companies.
That is all.
For some reason I'm finding it quite hard to motivate myself. All I want to do today is stay at home in my jocks and watch Star Trek. This would be a really bad idea. Not just because I have so much work to do, but because I'm in danger of becoming a hermit. Getting up at 10 doesn't help either... I need some exercise. My beer gut's attempting to take over my entire body, like some sort of parasitic growth.
OK. Motivation. Shower-ation. Go to the lab. Extract DNA. Write some sections. Etc etc etc...
Without further ado, and in no particular order of preference:
( Fictional babes whom I would shag (with pics. All relatively worksafe). )
Hmm. I tag woo_hoo, vivienne_aster, alleycat04, fnoo and mstakenidentity, even though half of those listed wouldn't be caught dead doing this meme (unless they PROVE ME WRONG!!!).
Six random facts.
1) I have a slight hangover.
2) Even though I'm not overly hairy (shut up gerbilsage), I have hairy toes. I mean, huh? (Shut up, cows_might_fly and woo_hoo.)
3) I just ate a Lindt ball, and it was awesome.
4) Someone in my lab just told me that the PCR primers she's using are "sluttier than my mum on heat." Very weirded out by that.
5) I'm giving my oration on the 19th of January.
6) At the moment I'm a big ball of stress. For obvious reasons.
Yes. I'm not sure how many of those qualify as "facts." Meh.
I tag misfratz, mise_en_abyme, funwithiago, science_of_life and, because I know he loves these things soooo much, lambstein.
Back to the grindstone.
Has anyone noticed that I seem to have an obsession with guitars....?
That being said, this is not a true reflection of the diversity of my interests. I mean, where do you find a picture for "lampooning dumb rednecks" or "I hate glad wrap" ??