Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 16 - A song that I used to love that I now hate

I was a huge Backstreet Boys fan. Go ahead and make fun of me, I totally deserve it. To be honest, I hate anything by them now. But there's one that's the best of the worst:

Day 15 - A song that describes me

Ok, this was really freakin hard. I'm all over the place. So, how do I find the one song that describes me? What song could possibly begin to encompass my personality? The truth is, there really isn't just one. I ended up picking the best then turning iTunes on random. The first that popped up was Kate Nash's Skeleton Song.

Day 14 - A song that no one would expect me to love

Hands dows Stealers Wheel's Stuck in the Middle With You.


In the past month or so, I believe I've completed 4 or 5 goals. I finished 2 big ones: paying off my credit card debt and put $1,000 into savings. And I gotta say...it feels so damn good. For the first time in 4 years, I don't have to worry about my credit card debt. I'm free. After stressing about it month after month, it's gone. And now back to my movie goals. I love movies way too friggin much.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 13 - A song that's a guilty pleasure

I'm going to get so much grief from this, but I'm going with Tokio Hotel's Humanoid. Yeah, I know. Believe me, I know. Curse you, Rock Band...

Day 12 - Favorite song from a movie

I know it's new, but I love the healing chant from Tangled. I don't know why, I just think it's pretty.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 09 - A song I can dance to

I don't normally dance. It's never been my thing. However there's this nerdy booty shaking dance that makes Alex laugh hysterically. I just came up with it a couple weeks ago, and there's only one song that fits with the dance. Don't listen to it if you're easily offended or just don't have a sense of humor.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 08 - A song I know all the words to

All Mixed Up by The Cars. I could only find the live version, but it's still epic.

Day 07 - A song that reminds me of a certain event

May 2009, my parents informed me we were moving to Maryland. This wouldn't have been so bad...if they had given me more than 2 weeks notice. I was so depressed. I had to leave all my friends. I didn't get to finish my degree. I had to put a good chunk of my clothes, books and games in storage (they were all stolen 2 months later). Right before we moved, I started listening to The Postal Service. My favorite song is The District Sleeps Alone Tonight. I felt like I could relate to the overall tone of it.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 06 - A song that reminds me of somewhere

As you probably already know, I went to a church for 7 years. Without going into too much back story, it did a number on me emotionally and mentally. I don't follow organized religion, and I never will. Hypernova's "Viva La Resistance" pretty much sums up how I feel about that church.

Day 05 - A song that reminds me of someone

I remember a couple years ago and me and my friend Sara would always sing at the top of our lungs in her car. I think our favorite one is 3OH!3's "Don't Trust Me". It reminds me of her because she would be in tears laughing while I did the stupidest dance I could think of. And no, I won't post a video of the dance...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 04 - A song that makes me sad

There's only one song that always makes me cry: The Ponytail Parade by Emery. It just reminds me of some really bad times.

Day 03 - A song that makes me happy

And...I already missed a day. Frack. But in my defense, I have a new job and the grand opening is on Friday. So, I'll just have to post twice in one day. Why I didn't do that for the other one, I don't know. I'm going to go with a song that's only a month old, but it should totally be a club anthem. Here's Club Villain by Your Favorite Martian:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 02 - My favorite cover version

Framing Hanley's Lollipop. Yes, I know. It's such a dumb song, and I can't stand Lil Wayne. But I can't help but love this version.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 01 - My favorite song

And of course the first one is the hardest one. How do I pick a favorite out of the 5,500 that I have? I had to really sit and think about this one. What is that one song I've heard countless times that I never get sick of? What song has the most meaning to me? After a while, I finally chose Subdivisions by Rush. It's...just an amazing song, and it reminds me so much of when I was younger. I don't care what anyone says. Synth is awesome:

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Sorry I haven't posted in a couple of days. I've been having some stomach issues, and all I really want to do is sleep. But I do have some good news. I got a new job! I start training on Tuesday, and the grand opening will be on Friday or Saturday. I'm so excited and happy right now. Looks like 2011 won't be so bad after all.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quick and dirty movie reviews pt 1

I realized that I haven't been posting reviews of all the movies I've been watching for my Day Zero project. So, starting tonight I'm going to get back into that habit. However, I have 67 movies to review. It's going to take a few days. I'm just going to go from top to bottom on the list I have. I figured that would be so much easier than going by date So let's get to it:

Let me start by saying I saw this movie, then I actually tried going on different message boards to figure out what the hell this movie was about. I still got nothing. It's a foreign film from Hungary. And...when you see a man shooting fire from his penis and later having (graphic) sex with raw meat within the first 20 minutes, you know things will not end well. And they don't. From what I understand it showcased 3 generations of sexually deviant men, and each one had a weird fetish. The dialog doesn't help. I wish I could tell you more, but the less I have to remember about this the better.

3 Extremes:
Another gem from Japan. The film is divided into three stories: Dumplings, Cut and Box. The version I saw only had Dumplings and Cut, but it's still a great movie. It's in the same vein as Creepshow or Tales from the Crypt. It starts off very slow. It relies heavily on storytelling, but it quickly picks up. Yet another movie that I can't tell you about without giving everything away. Just trust me. It's worth one watch.

This one is actually from France. I was kind of surprised because I can't even remember the last time I saw a decent French horror movie. At this same time, this one is more of a horror/comedy. It's basically the non-musical version of Sweeney Todd. That being said, there's are some notable differences. The butcher kills the maintenance man every time the tenants need meat. Hey, I didn't say it made a lick of sense. I said it was a good movie. Just watch it...

Art of the Devil 2:
I tried to find the first movie. I did some research and found out there are 3 (possibly 4) movies...and none of them are connected in anyway. I decided to pick the first one that popped up on Netflix. I'm wondering if I should've picked 1 or 3. This one just didn't make any sense. Some kids get molested by a gym teacher (I think), and get revenge. Then I'm not sure what happens after that. They get revenge by filming the gym teacher having an affair with another teacher. One of them commits suicide, then immediately comes back and starts killing the kids. At least I think that's what happened. I really have no freakin clue. This movie had no continuity and jumped around more than a Tarantino film. Long story short, it was just stupid and a waste of time.

Monday, March 7, 2011

My next feat of awesomeness

Yes, I know "awesomeness" probably isn't a word. Just go with it. I'm going to tackle most of my music goals next. Monday will be Day 1 of the 30 day song challenge. I know...I just did a 30 day challenge and it turned into a 40 day challenge. However, I'm a little more confident about this one. I love music. I live and breathe it. Hell, I'll probably have to resist the urge to post several days in advance. So, without further ado, here's the challenge:

Day 01 - your favorite song
day 02 - favorite cover version
day 03 - a song that makes you happy
day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - favorite music video
day 11 - a song from your favorite band
day 12 - favorite song from a movie
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 - a song that describes you
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio that you love
day 18 - your sex song/ romantic song
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - Most played song on your itunes
day 26 - Favorite collaboration
day 27 - Song that reminds of drunk/party times
day 28 - Favorite should have been a single song
day 29 - a song from your childhood
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year