Please, Please, Please Comment to be added and you shall be added.
I always want new friends. My journal is friends only because I would like to know who is reading my journal and I am terribly shy.
"A crack on the head
Is what you get for not asking
And a crack on the head is what you get for asking.."
The rules are easy, just post 6 things that recently made you happy! Then tag 6 people and force them to post this meme on their LJs. Because it is good. Everyone needs a little happiness once in awhile. I was tagged by sabeth86
1. My dog that goes by the name of Morrissey
2. Painting on canvas or drawing on a scetch pad
3. The new season of South Park and Degrassi
4. My new tattoo of a music note
5. Music! buying it and seeing it perfomed live
6. Rainy days in autumn
I am tagging fromchaos311
- Tags:happy things
- Mood of The Second:dorky
- Soundtrack:Wolf Parade
Can anyone recommend any good websites? This is the one of the only ones I really go on and I am looking for more to make my online experience the best that it can be.
I got the October issue of SPIN today.
It is the 30th anniversary of 1977 , The Year Punk Exploded!
The most interesting thing reading this: I learned that Dee Dee Ramone pissed in a beer and gave it to Johnny Rotten and watched him drink it.
I found this very funny because Johnny Rotten is an asshole and I am a Ramones fan. I like The Sex Pistols alright. The Ramones are better. Dee Dee is my favorite Ramone. I hate Malcolm McLaren and he basically wanted to make a Ramones or Television copy band and we now have The Sex Pistols. I think the only reason The Sex Pistols were so big is because they were the first punk band in the U.K.
I think The Clash or The Damned or The Jam is better quality. I know that eventually some other band would have kicked off the U.K. punk scene. If I am correct The Sex Pistols did not even get they're album out first. I think The Damned did first in The U.K..
The thing I like about the early New York scene is they seemed to care more about ideas than money. McLaren sold clothing and seemed like an asshole consumed with greed.
" The Ramones To Me Were Never Punk." - Johnny Rotten
Remember people punk started in New York. Malcolm did not invent it.
- Tags:1977, dee dee ramone, johnny rotten, malcolm mclaren, new york, punk, ramones, sex pistols, spin, television, the clash, the damned, the jam, u.k.
- Where On The Planet?:Parents House
- Mood of The Second:cynical
- Soundtrack:Venus - Television
1. Go to Career Cruising, www.careercruising.com
2. Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark
3. Answer the "Career Matchmaker" questions
4. Post the top 20 results
3.Special Effects Technician
8.Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator
11.Director of Photography
I never thought that # 1 would be Costume designer.
I would love to be a set designer or a critic or director of photography.
Does Bush's speech writer try to make him look like an idiot or does Bush fuck up the speech?
"My job is to do my job and make the decisions that I think are important for our country and for the world."
--George w. Bush
Earlier today I was watching The Daily Show. John Stewart was interviewing a man who wrote a book about how the world would be without human life. In the book he killed us off in the first few pages. He said we really would not be missed at all. Only parasites like head lice will miss us. I wish I remembered the title of the book. I want to read it. It sounds really interesting to me.
Tony Wilson, founder of 'Madchester', dies after battle with kidney cancer
------------------------------------------------------------- By James Macintyre Published: 11 August 2007
Tony Wilson, the record label supremo, broadcaster and ultimate son of "Madchester", has died after a battle with kidney cancer.
The pop impresario and nightclub owner, credited with helping put Manchester on the map for its vibrant music culture, died in hospital last night.
The Manchester Evening News quoted his doctor at the Christie Hospital as saying that he finally died of a heart attack.
A spokesman for the hospital said: "Tony was a very great supporter of the Christie and this is extremely sad news. We would like to extend our sympathy to Tony's family."
A hugely respected figure in the music and media industries, he managed the Happy Mondays, Joy Division and New Order through Factory Records, which he launched, as he did The Hacienda nightclub, breathing life into the city.
"There will never be anyone quite like Tony. He was a true free spirit and a passionate advocate for Manchester - the city, its people and, of course, its music," the BBC said in a statement.
Wilson, 57, was diagnosed last year and underwent emergency surgery in January to remove a kidney. Chemotherapy failed and doctors recommended other treatments, but the NHS refused to fund the £3,500-a-month therapy.
Instead, members of the Happy Mondays and other acts he supported over the years set up a fund this year to help pay for it. At the time, Wilson said: "When they said I would have to pay £3,500 for the drugs each month, I thought where am I going to find the money? I'm the one person in this industry who famously has never made any money.
"I used to say some people make money and some make history - which is very funny until you find you can't afford to keep yourself alive. I've never paid for private health care because I'm a socialist. Now I find you can get tummy tucks and cosmetic surgery on the NHS but not the drugs I need to stay alive. It is a scandal."
Born in Salford in 1950, Wilson returned to his roots after graduating from Cambridge. Back home, he worked as a broadcast journalist for Granada, where he fronted programmes including the music show So It Goes in the late Seventies and the current affairs programme World In Action.
"It is almost impossible to remember 1975 - how awful music was and how awful our industrial cities were," Wilson said in an interview.
In 1982, he set up The Hacienda, which became an iconic centre of raving throughout the Eighties and Nineties, and hosting bands that captured the era, including Oasis, The Stone Roses and The Smiths. But the club failed to make a profit and closed in 1997.
Dave Haslam, who was hired by Wilson to work as a DJ at The Hacienda, said: "I'm just one of the many, many people - he opened doors for people like me. He gave people like me an opportunity. He was not a rich man".
Wilson, bespectacled and with a light beard in later life, was also political: a long-time campaigner for devolution to the North-west, he set up an unofficial coalition for the campaign in 1992, The Necessary Group. More recently, he was the main presenter of the BBC's Politics Show North West.
But it is for music, entertainment and ushering in the partying Nineties that he might be best remembered. Wilson - who once said, of the 2002 film about himself, 24-hour Party People, "I am a minor player in my own life story" - leaves behind many fans.
A Manchester legacy
* THE HACIENDA
The Manchester venue became one of the most famous nightclubs in the world, attracting the best DJs and bands of the era
* FACTORY RECORDS
The Manchester-based independent record label was launched by Wilson in 1978. Under it a number of bands flourished, including the Happy Mondays, Joy Division, New Order, above right, A Certain Ratio and The Durutti Column. The label was set up in the road of Alan Erasmus, with whom Wilson linked up while he was at Granada
* HAPPY MONDAYS
An alternative rock band formed in the middle of the cheesy decade: 1985. The lead singer Shaun Ryder, below left, famously infuriated Wilson and Bez was later to win 'Celebrity Big Brother'
* 24-HOUR PARTY PEOPLE
The film was about Manchester's pop music world from 1977 to 1997, and specifically about Factory Records and Tony Wilson. It was based on real-life events and urban myths, and starred the comedian Steve Coogan.
(* See 24 Hour Party People if you have not already *)
I see all these people that seem happy all the time. I can't understand this. I think that they must be brain washed. People that are always happy seem to live life trying to impress others.
It seems like I am depressed all the time. I am not. There are times when I enjoy life. Not very often.
I don't see why parents expect their children to be happy all the time. It is not at all natural. My family always expected me to be happy.
In this video Morrissey picks up a child on stage and says that she is his daughter.
If only at that age Morrissey held me.
If I was stuck on a deserted island I would bring Music!
It would be cool if they invented a solar powered I Pod.
It would be for the purpose of being stuck on a deserted island.
Here is the set list from the Morrissey show on thursday!
Panic / First Of The Gang To Die / In The Future When All's Well / All You Need Is Me / I Just Want To See The Boy Happy / Disappointed / The National Front Disco / Let Me Kiss You / Girlfriend In A Coma / You Have Killed Me / At Last I Am Born / That's How People Grow Up / Everyday Is Like Sunday / I Will See You In Far Off Places / The Boy With The Thorn In His Side / Irish Blood, English Heart / Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want / Life Is A Pigsty / How Soon Is Now? // The Last Of The Famous International Playboys