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I have fallen a little bit behind on the 30 Days of Music meme. I could make excuses involving being busy, but let’s just say I had absolutely no idea what song to pick for day 10 (A song that makes you fall asleep) which I found kind of dumb. What do other people pick? Enya? Yani? I’m sure that if I listened to all of the music I own, I would find a song that makes me want to go to sleep, whether in a good way or not, but let’s face it, I didn’t want to do that. So I have skipped on to the next day:

Day 11 – A Song from your Favorite Band = Männer sind Schweine by Die Ärzte

Well we all now by now that my favourite band of all times is the German punk rock trio Die Ärzte. Let me now introduce you to the first song I ever heard of theirs, the song that started a major obsession when I was 14 in 1998 and took me all the way ton Europe in 2004 to see them play dozens of times.

Männer sind Schweine means “Men are Pigs” and the song is a kind of feminist song about how men are all jerks, liars and slobs. The film clip is one of the few (possibly the only?) one to have Lara Croft in it that was approved by the creator of Lara Croft’s character. Apparently he allowed it because he was a fan of the band, although I don’t know how true that is nor do I care to find out. It’s totally ridiculous, but that’s why Die Ärzte is so popular in Germany. They absolutely do not take themselves seriously, produce songs in the more random genres and make big-budget movie-style film clips. The song is off the album 13 which pretty much shaped me into the person I am today, if you’re ever goingto have a listen to this band, I cannot recommend this album any more.

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Uh oh, guess who forgot a day? Oh well, I’m sure you will forgive me. To make up for it, I will two days in one.

Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to

Oh how I used to love this song. I requested it so much back in the days when Channel V was called RED, I am amazed my mum didn’t kick my arse for racking up a huge phone bill. I only realised I knew all of the words still when I randomly listened to it a year or so ago, after many years of not hearing it. Such a sexy song that makes me wanna get freaky ;)

Day 09 – A Song that you can Dance to

OK this was hard. There aren’t many songs I do not love to dance to. But I did hear this song at a Body Attack class this week and felt the urge to get up and dance (in fact Sarah, my gym/best buddy, started singing and grooving to it while we were meant to be doing sit up’s). I listen to this song HEAPS right before I go on a holiday, for obvious reasons. The end bit makes me really want to dance, like that embarrassing spazz dancing you do when you think no one is watching/you’re totally wasted.

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I am the type of person who listens to music to make me happy. I don’t listen to angry music, or any kind of music that could potentially make me feel worse than I already do. I like to sing along, dance a little, and feel joyous afterwards. As such today’s challenge is a tough one! Of all of the songs that make me happy when I hear them, I think I will go with the silliest one of all:

Day 2 – A Song that makes you happy = Piercing by Die Ärzte

Die Ärzte are my favourite band. I have loved them since I was 15 when some friends came back from their exchange trip to Germany with their CD “13″ and some other amazing merch. No two songs of theirs sound alike, and while they call themselves punk rock, they’ve played just about every genre and sub-genre you can possibly imagine. I find it hard being a fan of theirs in Australia as they’re really only famous (and I mean ridiculously so) in Germany and some surrounding countries, and being one of about four fans of a band in a whole country is a bit depressing. Still, I have three tattoos dedicated to them and still feel a whole lot of joy when I hear their music.

This song is pretty straight forward, it’s about a guy whose girlfriend convinces him to get his penis pierced which later gets infected. The line “This thing was made for lovin’, Du sollst es nicht versklaven” which means “This thing was made for loving, so you must not enslave it” was my favourite line ever and I used it on everything from my email signature to my LJ title (which I’ve kept, as a matter of fact).

There will plenty of other appearances by Die Ärzte in this challenge, don’t you worry!

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I had a bit of trouble with this one until this song popped into my head:

Day 2 - Your least favourite Song = Big Yellow taxi by Counting Crows

OH MY GOD. I hate this band and this AWFUL song so much. I’d rather listen to a million bad pop songs until my ears bleed and my brain explodes before I’ll listen to this song in full. Even the name of it enrages me. Big yellow taxi? Fuck off. The lead singer creeps me out with his douchey dreadlocks and weird, dopey eyes. Oh god, I’m getting so angry about it all, I have to stop!

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Anyone who reads my blog knows I love music. I love almost every kind of music and I love to share my musical discoveries with anyone who will listen. Because I have been in a little bit of a rut with my blog (I’ve been blaming my busy new job, but it’s been five weeks now, it’s starting to become a fairly flimsy excuse) I decided I would do that meme everyone seems to be doing on Facebook – 30 days of Music. Don’t worry though, I will continue with my rants, fashion watching and what-not. But this will hopefully get me back into the swing of posting more AND help you discover new and worldy music (since 60% of what I listen to is German).

Day 1 – Your favourite Song = Jein by Fettes Brot

Fettes Brot are my second favourite music group (if you don’t know who my favourite one is, you mustn’t know me very well, in which case all will be revealed soon). They’re a German hop hop group from Hamburg who I discovered years ago during my obsession with all German music. When I think of hip hop, it’s their music I think of. It’s melodic and while they are rappers, it’s easy to listen to (something I can;’t say for a lot of Aussie hip hop, unfortunately). “Jein” is a mix of the words Ja and Nein (Yes and No) and it’s about making trying to make a choice between something fun vs being sensible (ie. cheating on a girlfriend, sleeping with your best mate’s sister and ditching your gf to go to a party). But I mostly love it because I think it’s sexy as hell. Just ignore the terrible film clip…

Oh and I just discovered they released a live version last year. Nowhere near as wonderful as the original, but still very good. The clip is 1000x better at the very least!

2008 Meme

Saturday, 10 January 2009 14:50
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Well I am back from Europe! Got back Thursday evening actually but have been too busy to post. I am going to write a lovely long, full report of my trip soon, but or now all you need to know is that my tattoo sleeve got done (looks awesome, will post pics once it stops scabbing) and I gained a heap of weight and am back on my diet. Damn you Europe for all your delicious foods!!!

2008 Meme )
rockfotze: (Farin - Moody Blue)
I am in a shitty mood. For various reasons. First and foremost I appear to have lost my knack at graphic design - I tried so hard to do the poster for the next Manila Sessions but it just wouldn't work and when I started crying for no reason, I realised I needed to stop and ask for help. It sucks, I used to be able to whip up something decent in 2 minutes out of thin air. Fuck, fuck, fuck :(

Another thing that's making me angry/sad is that I've gained a bunch of weight and can't seem to do anything about it. I'm pretty sure I've gained most of the weight I lost on my diet recently and it depresses the fuck out of me. And I cannot get the willpower to get back on a diet and exercise more than once or twice a week. Ugh what a waste of time and energy.


Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair... just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with your picture

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EDIT: This comic helped me out by making me laugh a whole lot.
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Well I'm pretty sure this meme was just for artists (or else only people who can draw did it, therefore deceiving me into thinking it's an artists-only meme) but I couldn't resist.

Cara - from the late 90s to present )
rockfotze: (Harry Potter - Cho Chang is emo)
I don't know what to do. I'm trying so very hard to lose weight and it all seems so futile. I have been making a habit of going to gym three times a week for 40 minute sessions, though I'm trying to up it to four times a week and possibly hour-long sessions (I did an hour tonight and though I'm hurting, it felt pretty good). I eat as healthily as possible, lots of vegies, fewer carbs, litres of water, smaller portions etc. And yet I cannot budge from the weight I am now. I don't know what else to do. I'm always aching during the week from gym and walking as much as I can. I haven't eaten chocolate or fatty snacks for ages. I've even cut down my alcohol intake dramatically! WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?

I'm going to try one of those weight-loss programs that you see at chemists, as I've heard good things about them. I'd re-join Weight Watchers but I don't have time for meetings nor the money for the expensive meeting fees. I'm thinking of going to the doctor and seeing what they can suggest. I'm even thinking of going to a local doc in China Town and seeing if I can get a decent diet pill (a friend of mine did that and has had good results) because this is really unfair.

I'm sick of struggling to find clothes to fit me because I'm a little bit overweight and quite tall. I just want to drop a size (I'd love to go down a few but I'm trying to be realistic) and be done with it. I am so frustrated!

Anyway, have the Dirty Thirty meme )
rockfotze: (Dave Navarro - Bad Tattoo Love)
I just watched Prey for Rock & Roll, which I thoroughly enjoyed, except I couldn't help but think Gina Gershon's character Jacki is who I will be in 15 to 20 years time. I guess there are worse things to become than a 40 year old wannabe rockstar who never made it, but it's still a worrying thought. Nevertheless I really need to join/form a band sometime soon. Any hints as to where I should start?

In the meantime, do this for me:

1. Do you have a tattoo?
2. How old are you?
3. Are you single or taken?
4. Fish?
5. Do you dream in colour?
6. Ever seen a corpse?
7. How about them hipsters?
8. How did we meet?
9. What's your philosophy on life and death?
10. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know, what would it be?
11. Do you trust the police?
12. Do you like musicals?
13. What is your fondest memory of me?
14. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
15. Would you cheat?
16. What are you wearing?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
18. Would you hide evidence for me if I asked you to?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Which do you prefer - short or long hair?
21. What's your favorite day of the week?
22. What's your favorite color?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Have you ever done drugs?
27. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?
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Yesterday afternoon I pretty much wanddered around saying goodbye to people, and that was that. My team leader said there was no problem with them paying me for the rest of this week without me actually coming in, as I told him I felt sick/silly being there at all. So today I arsed about home, officially unemployed. I did a tonne of stuff around the house though, I did washing, cleaned my room, put stuff away, washed my car and even washed the poodle! I went to my first hip hop dance lesosn which was good. Too bad I wasn't. Oh well, it'll take some time before I stop looking a complete douchebag trying to bust out some ghetto moves.

God I fucking love this song (and the clip).

Now a meme I got from [ profile] milli:

1. Can you cook?
Nope. Except from meat and three vege, and maybe spaghetti bolognaise I cannot cook. I mean, I actually stuffed up a toasted cheese sandwich the other day. WHO DOES THAT!?

2. What was your dream growing up?
To be a famous film actress in the USA.

3. What talent do you wish you had?
To be exceptional at many musical instruments. Even ONE would do! Or be multi-lingual.

4. Favorite place?
London, England.

5. Favorite vegetable?

6. What was the last book you read?
Um, I'm halfway through Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I'm reading the whole series through before the next book is released.

7. What zodiac sign are you?

8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
Ten piercings and eight tattoos (the sleeve is one).

9. Worst Habit?
Picking my nose

10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal?
I'm still bummed we never managed to hang out, you know. If you're still in Lodnon when I go back for a visit, we'll have to do so for sure!

11. What is your favorite sport?
Dancing is now a sport, apparently. So yeah, dancing.

12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
I guess optimistic ffor the most part.

13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Breakdance. There's just never enough elevator breakdancing comps these days.

14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
Probably seeing my mum nearly die in Paris.

15. Tell me one weird fact about you.
I have a thing for asian guys.

16. Do you have any pets?
Only one poodle left, Belle. I miss Pepe so much it's awul. I very nearly bought a silver mini poodle puppy the other day. (un)Luckily I didn't have $800 on me at the time.

17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?

18. What time is it where you are now?
Almost 1am

19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
Neither. I don't see the big deal about them. It's so trendy to be scared of them now days >:(

20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
Lose about 20kg or at leats drop down to a size 10.

21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?
Partner, though I'd be all Oh god we're going to go to jail" the whole time.

22. What color eyes do you have?
Dark brown

23. Ever been arrested?
Not yet

24. Bottle or Draft?
Depends of the mood. Probably bottle though.

25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?

26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
Anthing cinnamon please.

27. What's your favorite bar to hang at?
O'Malleys in Brisbane. Pretty much any old pub in London would do me.

28. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes. Which sucks because they terrify me.

29. Favorite things to do in your spare time?
Going to see live gigs, going dancing, surfing the net for pointless crap, listening to music while speeding around in my car, reading, hanging out with old Alfie-pants....and so on.

30. Do you swear a lot?
Way too fucking much.

31. Biggest pet peeve?
Annoying noises. My ultimate pet hate now are MCs at clubs who CAN'T RAP FOR SHIT!

32. Biggest success?
Having the time of my life in London and Europe.

33. In one word, how would you describe yourself?

34. In one word, how would you describe me?
Sweet :)

35. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
I don't get it :S

Have a list

Friday, 9 February 2007 14:13
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  • Anna Nicole Smith's death kind of upset me. I've neer been a fan, nor have I paid her all that much attention, but I always felt sorry for her ever since I first heard about her many years ago. She was a troubled girl and now, only months after her son died and daughter was born, she too is dead.

  • I've always gotten so angry at my workmates for calling me emo, mainly because they think those shitty scene kids who bum around the Queen Street Mall are emo. But lately I'm starting to wonder if there's some truth to it, because I've been going through mood swings like no one's business. One minute I'm as happy as a lark, next minute I'm choking back tears for almost no reason (or if there is a reason, it's not a very good one). It's awful, I hate being sad and try to never cry in front of anyone, but it's a bit of a losing battle these days :(

  • I spent the last week helping Anthony move house which has been tiring and probably cost me a lot more money than it has him. I've also found myself doing most of the work, while he dances away to some r&b song he's put on (he used to be a professional dancer). If it wasn't so cute it'd be really fucking frustrating.

  • One awesome thing has come out of this move, as I found his Faith No More Greatest Hits album and I haven't stopped playing it since. I don't know if I was just a bit too young when they were big, or if it was because I've always been a Chili Pepper fan, but I didn't relaise how much I love that band. I want to have sex to "Evidence", that song is so hot.

  • I have a huge weekend planned. Tonight is the ADICTS night, which means little/no sleep because I have work at 7.45 the next morning. THEN I'm cleaning up the apartment as Toni and Andy have no time to do it and were just going to get a cleaner in (I offered because they're willing to pay me well, and because it'll be good exercise). Saturday night we're going to the Gold Coast as Sunday is Good Vibrations. And then I have to work 8.30am Monday. Holy crap, it's going to be hard.

  • I'm very happy with being pale but as I tan really easily my top half is quite brown now, while my legs are pasty white. So I suntanned my legs for an hour today, and wound up feeling hot, sweaty and cranky. I wish there was just a way to get rid of the tan on my arms, back and chest, that'd be a far better alternative.

  • I just got the replacement copy of my UK debit card which means I now have AU$1000 at my disposal. I have to now decide if I want to wipe of a debt, save it for travelling or spend it on tattoos/clothes. I know which one would make a lot more sense, but I'm hopeless with money and am itching to go and get a new tattoo RIGHT NOW!

  • I've always said I have some sort of weird "power" where boys can't help but fall for me in no time. It's been proven again because three of my guy friends have told Anthony they really like me and are trying to get him to set us up. And yet I have no interest in them, because I'd prefer to "just be friends" with a guy who will one minute tell me the most beutiful, wonderful things, then turn around and flirt with the first size-8 girl in a minskirt that he sees. Hi, my name is Cara and I am fucked up.

And now a meme, about my weird habits )
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As you may have noticed (and if you haven't, then good on you) I've not been online all that much lately. I guess I go through phases, one week I'll hate the internet, the next I'll be all over it like a fat kid on cake. This week I fucking despise it. I just get so pissed off with the bullshit that goes on. I do realise the internet primarily consists of bullshit, bt I'm refering to the space on the internet I like to call my own. SO MUCH DRAMA, ALL THE TIME. I think I've escaped one lot, then something else will come, or else the past bullshit will re-emerge. I wish people would stop hacking into all my stuff, others would start being fucking honest, and others would get lives already. I consider myself a fairly interesting, cool sort of person but GEEZ LOUISE I'm not...I dunno, Cleopatra, so stop acting like I'm fucking royalty and get on with your lives.

God I needed to get that out.

I was going to give a bit of a run down as to what's been going on in my life this past week, but I can't be arsed, so I'll leave it for another day. Instead, here's a ridiculously pointless meme:

Memes suck fucking balls )

OK, so that meme (or should I say, combination of memes) made me even angrier than I was. Fucking fuck shit FUCK!

I need more raw bacon!
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