"You've been tagged... You have to write a bl-g with 6 weird facts/things/habits about yourself, saying who tagged you. In the end you need to choose the 6 people to be tagged, and list their names. No tag backs."
1. I recently related this story to allegedly: In the 7th grade I went on a class trip to Washington DC. While there I saw (from the safety of the tour bus) my first crack deal go down in front of Ford's Theater. I also was a co-wreath layer at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. To this day, I have no clue why they picked me to do it. I'm sure they didn't know I'd later turn into a pinko Commie.
2. When I was 15, I had a friend of mine pierce my left nipple in the 3rd floor boys bathroom of our high school. He used a stud like they use in the guns at the Piercing Pagoda at the mall, but sans gun - he just pushed it right through there. Afterward we descended into the lunch room and proceeded to freak everyone out.
3. I'm the youngest of 53 first cousins (57 if you count my siblings). On my mom's side. Damned Irish Catholics.
4. Since I was 19, I've recorded eleven albums and/or EPs (not all of which have seen the light of day, for better or worse), been on four compilations, and played live on the radio three times.
5. I've also worked for the same employer for eight of the last ten years.
6. I taught myself the Greek alphabet when I was young - like 10 or 11. Got it out of an astronomy book. I can't write too many of the characters, but I can still recite the whole thing.
(And allegedly, you did this already, no? By all means, if you'd like to cook up another six...)
(And anyone else who cares to do it, tag yourself.)
|You scored as Throbbing Gristle. Throbbing Gristle are probably one of the most notorious and controversial bands of all time. Their proto-industrial music is self-consciously confrontational and alienating whilst their lyrics often deal with disturbing subject matter. Their best album is probably 1979â��s deceptively-named â��20 Jazz Funk Greatsâ��.|
Which Post Punk band are you?
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LJ Interests meme results
- bass guitar:
The oft-maligned, misunderstood, redheaded stepchild of the rock & roll universe. I became interested in playing bass after seeing the video for "Cult Of Personality" by Living Colour. I thought Muzz Skillings looked so cool (their propensity for sporting Day-Glo clothing excepted. It was 1989 for fuck's sake.) I didn't start playing in earnest until the 11th grade, and then I was limited to playing the "Iron Man" riff over and over. Now, 12 years later, people actually want me to play bass on their records. Huh.
Started drinking it as a joke. Reverse slumming. Now I actually like it (in a brandy snifter with a floater of Grand Marnier).
- evil pits of lions:
Where most people should be thrown into. Ingeniously coined by murmur.
- gute zeiten!:
German for "good times!" I don't know that this phrase actually exists in German, though I imagine that if you said it, they'd know what you meant.
- irish whiskey:
Uisge beatha, aqua vitae, water of life, the lifeblood of my people. I prefer Bushmills to Jameson, a preference considered heretical in my nominally Catholic family. However, since Pernod at one point owned both distilleries, it's all French whiskey. Slainte!
- mark ryden:
I'm not a big art person, meaning I don't know the finer points of visual art the way I know them in music, or to a lesser extent, film. I just look at a given piece and go, "Gee, I like that" or "Ehh. Not so much." Mark Ryden is one of those artists that more often than not, I look at and go "I like that."
Republicans do not represent me. And I am allergic to them.
- recovering catholics:
A humorous way to describe what I am. Catholicism informed my upbringing, guilt being the fundament and the bedrock and the foundation of my early years. This is something I'm still fighting.
I'm good with words. Not great. Good. Same goes for spelling. I'm by no means perfect, but I'm above average. Correct spelling is important. As far as I know, there's no correlation between intelligence and spelling ability, but having the ability to spell well imparts the appearance of intelligence. This is not a bad thing.
- thumpin' the bull fiddle:
Bull fiddle being an old term for the upright bass, which I don't actually play very well at all, due mainly to lack of opportunity to practice on one. They're hard to play, man!
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| You scored as True Neutral. A True Neutral person has two faces- either these people are merely apathetic, preferring to focus their minds on more important things, or these people truly believe in a balance of all things. To these people, there can be no light without some darkness. These people also have no dedication to, or intrinsic distrust of, laws.|
What is your Alignment?
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reminds you of an ex-friend: "Walk This Way" - Run D.M.C.
makes you cry: "Time (The Revelator)" - Gillian Welch
makes you laugh: "Mom I Gave The Cat Some Acid" - Happy Flowers**
makes you wanna dance: "Good Times" - Chic
reminds you of the one you want: "I Think I Need A New Heart" - The Magnetic Fields
reminds you of the one you love: "Needle Up My Cock" - G.G. Allin***
you wish you wrote: "BBFIII" - Godspeed You Black Emperor
you never want to hear again: anything currently being played on a Clear Channel or Entercom station
you want to get married to: "Suspicious Minds" - Elvis Presley
makes you want to mosh/bang your head: "4:33" - John Cage****
sums up your teenage years: The Cure's entire Wish album
you like to wake up to: "A Love Supreme" - John Coltrane
you like out of your parents record collection: "Mars, The Bringer of War" from Holst's The Planets
you love that you wouldn't know about if it wasn't for a friend: the whole cLOUDDEAD record (thanks mobley)
you love the video more than the tune: "Bastards Of Young" - The Replacements*****
reminds you of your first crush: I don't remember that far back. I'm going to guess "Rio" by Duran Duran
you love which is from your favorite movie: the music from my favorite movie kinda sucks.
makes you think of the moon: no song has yet to make me think of the moon, I'm afraid.
makes you think of stars: this happens every quiz I take
makes you think of the sun: they start off ok, and then degenerate into a seemingly endless stream of daft queries
makes you think of sex: "Hope's Hit" - Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio
makes you think of being alone: "I'm So Tired Of Being Alone" - Al Green
you love to hear at clubs: "Microphone Fiend" - Eric B. & Rakim
*no, her name wasn't Brenda.
**well, I laughed the first time I heard it. It doesn't really stand up to repeated listenings.
****that's a music dork joke.
*****not to suggest that "Bastards of Young" is by any means a bad song. I suppose I should have put something like Christina Aguilera or something.