Monday, November 30, 2009

Not quite my life, according to the Dresden Dolls

You know those note memes on Facebook where you answer a set of questions all using song titles from the same artist? I thought it would be amusing to do it for the Dresden Dolls... and it was.

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like and include me (presuming I'm someone you like). You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)"

Pick your Artist:
The Dresden Dolls

Are you a male or female:
Sex Changes

Describe yourself:
Girl Anachronism

How do you feel:

Describe where you currently live:
Me & The Minibar

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
Shores of California

Your favourite form of transportation:
The Jeep Song

Your best friend?
Coin-Operated Boy

You and your best friend are:
A Night at the Roses

What's the weather like:
Good Day

Favourite time of day:
Modern Moonlighht

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
My Alcoholic Friends

What is life to you:
Necessary Evil

Your relationship:

Your fear:
First Orgasm

What is the best advice you have to give:

Thought for the Day:

How I would like to die:

My soul's present condition:
Dirty Business

My motto:
The Time has Come

Monday, November 2, 2009

Voodoo recap time!

I went to the Voodoo Experience at City Park this weekend and it was great and I want to tell you, my non-existent readers, ALL about it.

This was my original plan:

5:40 The Black Keys

Got there in time to see a little bit, wasn't anything particularly memorable considering I was there for like five minutes.

6:00 MyNameIsJohnMichael

Left The Black Keys early to make it to MyNameIsJohnMichael, and they were finished already! They must have played just a thirty-minute set or something.

8:00 Justice

Really truly totally awesometastically awesome! So much fun and awesome.... DISCO! DISCO DISCO! Was an hour and a half, couldn't hear a thing afterwards.

8:50 Fischerspooner

Didn't get to see. :( Was over by the time Justice finished.

1:15 Black Lips

Missed. :(

3:15 Mates of State

Aaaah! So great, so happymaking, so adorable and just looooooove. God. They were really amazing.

4:50 Gogol Bordello

Fun, but only song I knew was "Start Wearing Purple!" and we had left the crowd by then. Still pretty awesome.

6:30 Wolfmother

I think we just didn't feel like seeing them.

7:35 Jane's Addiction

Haha completely ridiculous. We left about 8:15, we didn't really feel like staying for the whole set.

9:00 KISS

Hahah, no. We didn't wait around for them.

2:15 The Pogues

Play practice... sigh.

3:15 Widespread Panic

Play practice...

4:15 Squirrel Nut Zippers

Play practice.

5:45 The Flaming Lips

So awesome!!!! Due to cellular complications I ended up alone during this show but it was just so great it was like a giant party and Wayne Coyne was in a hamsterball and everybody was happy and also they came out of a vagina at the beginning.

7:00 Lenny Kravitz

Did not see due to parents wanting my friends home early. Stupid.

Anyway I am at school now and about five thousand times less happy.

Bands I Have Seen

This post will stay here and be updated.

stars 08/04/06
the polyphonic spree 08/03/07
regina spektor 08/04/07
foxtail somersault 08/01/08
sofia talvik 08/01/08
bon iver 08/07/09
andrew bird 08/07/09
ben folds 08/07/09
the decemberists 08/07/09
glasvegas 08/08/09
neko case 08/09/09
justice 10/30/09
mates of state 10/31/09
gogol bordello 10/31/09
jane's addiction 10/31/09
the flaming lips 11/01/09

Ramayana, interlude

That whole section was just whoa. So patriarchal and so disturbing and disgusting and awful. I mean, all this time he's been longing for her and talking about how much he misses her, and then she comes back and he says that because she's been living in another's house, she's too impure for him? Really? She was kidnapped! And this is coming from the guy who slaughtered Vali and did so many wrong things in the time she was waiting to be rescued. Notice Hanuman tries desperately to stop Bharatha from immolating himself but doesn't care when Sita, a woman, wants to throw herself in the fire.

Also, she's his wife and is supposed to have this great relationship with him, but when she sees him she prostrates himself at her feet, which is a gesture used for people above you. I find this disturbing that that's how she would greet her husband. No hug, no kiss, no words? Oh wait, women can't SPEAK their MIND, I forgot! Good thing Sita had that long period of isolation to brood on how improper she used to be, actually telling her husband what she wanted, otherwise she'd never have learned to hold her tongue, and we couldn't have that! God this makes me MAD. He's so full of himself and just gets off on Sita's total reliance and submission, it's disgusting.

I truly do not understand why Sita would want to be with him. I think she has been screwed over by the system and is ignorant of how she's being used. Doesn't she realized Rama doesn't care about her? He cares about being with her.

On page 150, it says, "In Sita's case Ravana, in spite of repeated and desperate attempts, could not approach her. She had remained inviolable." Yes, it's obviously great that Ravana was not able to rape her because of his curse. However, there's a clear implication that if he had raped her, she would have been considered unfaithful and would have burned in the fire. So only by virtue of someone else being unable to violate her without her permission was she considered "pure." Basically, her purity rests on the actions of men. As a woman, she neither makes nor can make any decisions that would lead to her either being pure or impure; she cannot be forward and make a move if she wants someone, nor can she fight back if someone wants her. It's entirely out of her hands, and yet her punishment rests on whether she is "pure" or "impure," an entirely arbitrary and unfair judgment.