Song Of The Day: Tool – Aenema

I had hoped to have a few really awesome picture-overdose posts for you guys, but unfortunately the camera and I couldn’t really get along and I had to return it. There’s a replacement coming in soon, but until then I’m just gonna stick to “the usual” ;) So today it’s time for another Song Of The Day;


I only “discovered” Tool 3 or 4 years ago, but it’s been love at first… Ear, I guess. Hypnotizing music, wonderful voice, amazing lyrics… I guess there’s hardly anything not to love, although honestly, the videos tend to freak me out a little.

It’s been pretty hard to pick a song for today, but I decided on Aenema because of this small part of the lyrics in particular:


Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car

It’s a
Bullshit
Three ring
Circus sideshow of
Freaks

We (as in, people in general) really tend to fret about bullshit. It’s ridiculous, don’t you think? I spent half of my day today being annoyed over a few freakin’ split ends! I mean… What the hell.

This song (and again, those lyrics in particular) has actually inspired me to write one of my first posts ever. Reading it back I find that it’s pretty silly how my self-consciousness has changed compared to when I wrote it. I guess it’s all those stick figures I’m working with these days! Damn.

Anyway… This isn’t supposed to turn into a rant about how fat I feel and what condition my hair is in, so let’s just get back to the subject. Right… Awesome song, awesome lyrics.

What do you think of the song and/or lyrics? And what are the silly things you fret about?

Thanks so much for reading and listening, I hope you’ve enjoyed!

Love,

ML-X

The Story Behind The Pic

A month or so ago, I got really bored with the standard Gravatar I had, so I figured I’d upload an actual picture of me there. The problem was that had to be unrecognizable, since I’ve been doing this sort of “anonymously”, but I have a strong dislike of having my picture taken too. More on that another time, I guess.

Anyway, I decided to go through some old pictures, and came across this little gem, which I decided was perfect:

Hi there! Don’t ya think I’m pretty?

This is me, or actually, this was me in November 2007, but not that much has changed since then. You’ll probably be wondering what in hell is wrong with me, so I’ll share the story today.

I’ve always had a thing for unusual hair colours. Back when this picture was taken, it was La Riche Directions’ Flamingo Pink, if I remember correctly. Now any one of you who is familiar with Direction hair dyes knows how those (gorgeous!) colours stain like crazy. I had a purple once, Plum or Violet, and it stained my parents’ bathroom and my face. Not a good look, by the way. Thank god for eye make up remover!

I like to think of myself as a creative person, so what I did there is a little Creativity And Duct Tape 101. And let me tell you… That was the worst idea I ever had. Not only was the Duct Tape rendering my fingers completely immobile and thus making the dyeing process impossible, taking it off again was… Well, I think “hell” might be a good word. Luckily, I hadn’t gotten it wet yet so I still have all of my fingers today ;)

I don’t think I ever introduced myself porperly, so I hope this helped. This is me. Quirky, crazy, a tad stupid at times.

I feel I’ve “met” some great people here, so I’d like to grasp the opportunity here and say to all of you: thank you for enriching my life in all kinds of ways.

Love,

ML-X