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Name: Mick
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Friday, June 17, 2005

What some more Heebie Jeebies, Miss Marina?

In response to Miss Marina's comments regarding The System of a Down, I thought I would go looking for some photos that might back up her comments. I have to admit that the first time I ever saw this band was the 'Chop Suey' video clip and my first impression was that they looked old, weird and somehow 'fake' as hard rockers. Of course, 3 albums later, my opinion has now changed drastically and I realise that this is one talented bunch of musicians. The lyrics are powerful and the harmonies and melodies are addictive. The lead singer is... Serj Tankian. Born in Lebanon, he's 38 (oldest member of the band which probably gave me the 'old' impression) and he is, according to reports, obssessed with music and his house is completely set up to record and write. He rarely leaves his house and writes songs non-stop. Which is why the band is releasing 3 albums within a year, including 2 in 2005. He, along with; Daron Malakian, John Dolomayan and... Shavo Odadmjian make up a much of decent, friendly, hard-working musicians. I have been listening to their latest album, 'Mezmerize' alot at the moment and there are certain lyrics that really show off their best work.. Cigaro ... My cock is much bigger than yours (My cock can walk right through the door) With a feeling so pure (It's got you screaming back for) ... or Violent Pornography ... It's a violent pornography Choking chicks and sodomy The kinda shit you get on your TV ... or from 'Steal this Album!' Boom! ... The bottom line is money, Nobody gives a fuck 4000 hungry children die per hour, from starvation, while billions spent on bombs, create death showers. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, Every time you drop the bomb, You kill the god your child has born. ... So, Marina, if this hasn't opened your eyes to the wonderful world of 'The System of a Down', I don't know what will. But're right. They can give people the heebie jeebies...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Happy Tuesday!

It's so nice to have a Tuesday instead of a Monday as the first day of the working week! And there's plenty to smile about. 1. The Eels are 2nd on the NRL Ladder! 2. New Albums from System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and Audioslave all KICK ARSE! 3. My childhood idol (don't laugh) Michael Jackson is found innocent of all charges. 4. State of Origin II is on tomorrow night and I can't wait! 5. RAIN! We got some! It's nice to smell the freshness that rain brings, and it sounds great on the roof. 6. I am in the enviable position of being able to chose between 2 jobs again. I dunno if it's good or bad sometimes, but it's nice to have options... So you see. Sometimes there are things you can stress about. Sometimes there are things that you can smile about. As long as the smiley things outweigh the stressy things, it's ALL GOOD. :)

Thursday, June 09, 2005


I have neglected this blog lately. Sorry about that. I guess all us bloggers go through periods where the urge and motivation to write becomes so low that you just couldn't be bothered. I miss reading other blogs and have been out of the loop now for a few weeks. Maybe it's time for some heavy reading! What's been happening with me? Lots of stuff. Stuff that I don't know if I want to spill onto the blogger page just yet. My head has been such a mess lately that I haven't known which direction I've been facing. I feel now that I have a direction and I know where I'm going, so I guess only time will tell how it works out....but I have a good feeling about it.....:) I indeed to get back into blogging soon and hopefully there will be things in my life that inspire and spurn my creativity again..

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