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here ya be... [May. 20th, 2004|02:39 pm]
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[burninglotus]

Name:David Micheal Alder
Age:24
Sex:(yes please) Male
Hobbies/interests:Music, writing, LJ, Movies, and various other commonly mentioned things that are mere superficialities at this point. See my User Info page, if you really wanna know.

A) 5-10 top favorite bands with a brief description:

311 - By far one of the most inventive bands of our day, successfully intermingling such musical genres as rap, reggae, hip hop, funk, and latin.

Santana - Classic latin/blues group that has influenced much of our modern groups. Carlos Santana is arguably one of the greatest lead and blues guitarists of any age.

Pink Floyd - The GODS of progressive rock. No one could ever match their musical creativity and emotionally charged lyrics/riffs without either getting entirely fucked up on H, or worse; losing their sanity in the process. Pure musical genius.

Early Elton John, (before he went all "adult contemporary" on us) - One of the most versatile performers both vocally and instrumentally.

Soundgarden/Chris Cornell - Not only were they one of the most influential bands of our day, but they were also geniuses off stage. While being Ivy League graduates with degrees in subjects like Microbiology, they were never the 'conformist' types, either in their music, or in life. Chris cornell has one of the most soulful voices ever. Plain and simple.

David Bowie - Strange is his calling card, and inventive is his MO. With a voice that sounds like he could use some lozenges from the harsh mistreating of his vocal range and abilities, pushing them beyond their physical limits, he managed for over 20 years to be one of the most sought after Gods of Rock. Without a classification to his style, he has been an artist without boundaries.

L) top 5 albums of all time: this is moot, because any of the above bands' albums would fall into this category for me, hands down.

B) 5 favorite books/authors including at least one nonfiction selection:

Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

Man's Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl

The Plague, Albert Camus

Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu

Zen Teachings of the Great Mountain, Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Tao of Pooh, (I forgot his name... been years Ben something).

The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton

C) 5 favorite films/directors/writers:

D) Any favorite comedians?
Drew Carey
Emo Philips
Bill Cosby (old stuff)
Ellen Degeneres

E) Favorite Artists? Why? What medium do they work in?
My Father: he's a great singer, and also a great photographer.
Ian Mckellen: one of the most passionate actors that has gone TOO FAR unnoticed for his contributions, prior to LOTR, to stage/film acting .
My best friend Matt: Vocalist and keyboards for the local band Sigma 6.

F) 5 great things that have come out of TEXAS: "Steers and queers..." no, um... Texans for one, beef, oil... um, I'm really unfamiliar with Texas. Forgive me on this one. I do know that there's a certain guy there that I happen to like. Is that enough?

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Question Forum: Try to answer at least 5 of the following with explanations as to why you have chosen that viewpoint... Convince me.

1) Abortion: pro-choice or pro-life? (legally and personally)
*It should only be allowed under the circumstances of rape, incest, or possible life-threatening situations of mother vs baby. Needless killing of any kind is evil, because any other situation basically is an expression of the selfishness and cruelty of those who just "don't want the baby". Adoption is available to willing and waiting parents who couldn't have children any other way.

2) Gay marriages:
*The basis of making Gay marriages illegal is based upon Judeo-Christian dogmas, and shouldn't be forced upon those who do not believe in such doctrines, on any level. To do so is counter to the Constitution, and the God-given rights of every human being on this Earth.
Let them marry.

5) War in general:
*When global community standards, or ground rules are broken (human rights, etc), and the guilty refuse to rectify their misdoings, nor even get accountable for what they create (ie; mass slaughter, totalitarian regimes, and so on), then someone should take a stand for the innocent who are being trounced upon, and defend them by ANY MEANS NECESSARY. But coming to the point of using such measures (war) should also be avoided at all costs, if it is possible.

7) The Lakers:(Specifically Shaq or Kobe) What about the Yankees?(specifically A-rod or Jeter)
*Professional sports are the single greatest whoring-out of our free time that we could possibly conceive, because, why on EARTH would we want to PAY these whiny primadonnas millions of dollars to do something so inane as basketball?

9) If you HAD to fuck an animal, what animal would you choose?
*Definitely a dog: a female Great Dane, but don't read too much into that.

11) Drugs? Legitimacy of legalities, penalties, dangers, etc. go to town with it.
Making drugs into a legal business is a subject that I've discussed before, and I tend to agree with certain points, however, I think I've more than fulfilled your requirements to this point, and I would like to save such a discussion for a later date.

Oh, and I almost forgot... I told my sister here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/dj_tank_girl/6709.html?view=7733#t7733

Here are my pictures:



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From: breakermorant
2004-05-20 01:39 am (UTC)
before i get into any "friendly criticism" or whatnot...i must admit upmost 'props' for the emo philips reference. i was unaware that anyone of "our generation" had even so much as heard his name uttered. he's a fucking genius...oh man. my dad used to tell this joke at EVERY party and he'd use this dead on emo voice that cracked me up. ok.


no real problem with any of your books...the ones i've heard of or read at least. early michael crichton was relaly interesting, tolkien is a given, and victor frankyl is a great reminder of the horrors of man.

the music is a different story. i've had the 311 debate with all of my friends, and the other mod of the community is BOUND to support you against me here...but i think naming them #1 in top 5 bands of all time is insane. 311 and soundgarden(one of my favorite bands...love chris cornell) can easily be considered talented bands, but hardly revolutionized anything. it took cornell a good 2 albums to even really get 'his' voice down and get his band playing original guitar licks. but once he got it down....fuck, he got it down.
but where was i?- 311....311 is hardly original and weren't nearly the first of their kind to blend rap, rock, reggae, etc. bad brains comes to mind as one of the greatest. listen to "miss freedom" of the bad brains album "rise"...that one comes to mind as a song that nearly mirrors the "311 sound".

abortion...agreed.

gay marriage....agreed.

#7...i'll agree that the high-profile athletes are payed a sickening amount of money for playing a game that they love. but why is that any different than actors, elementary musicians with pretty faces, etc. i'd say atheletes work just as hard, if not harder than any of these clowns. it's clear that america wastes an ungodly amount of money on the likes of atheletes, untalented but attractive actors...keanu reeves, johnny depp, cameron diaz(highest paid actress now), pretty singers like brittany, christina, jessica satan simpson,--all of which neither write nor compose any songs. they just get paid 30 million to sit in a studio and sing someone else's work. at least atheletes are doing something that is genuinely hard and tasking. and if you really check the stats, the majority of atheletes don't get paid as much as you'd think when you consider that on average, a big named actor or musician makes more money for one film or album than a player does in one year. not saying it's right...just suggesting that if you shun one, you shun the rest.



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[User Picture]From: laynerox
2004-05-20 03:23 am (UTC)
johnny depp is NOT talentless...
i find it is a lot easier to argue with you, taylor, than anyone else...

its probably because i hate you the most out of anyone i know or have ever known....

just kidding...kind of.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 03:44 am (UTC)
Johnny Depp has been under scrutiny as an actor, mainly because he's such a "pretty face". However, he has shown a great versatility in roles, and I personally find him to be quite beliveable in said roles. If you (as an actor) can get your audience to completely forget who you are in real life, and completely be engrossed in the character, his well-being and so forth, then you deserve kudos. However, he's not the greatest actor out there... one piece of evidence: has he won any A.As? or SAGs? Let me know what you find out. I'm curious to know.
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[User Picture]From: laynerox
2004-05-20 03:50 am (UTC)
i don't know if he's won any awards from his peers...but....he's hott....(just kidding)...but he is...

and i agree with you on him being a good actor but not the best. he really is good in the roles that he chooses. and believeable...he really loses himself in the roles.
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-20 07:39 am (UTC)
you just lose yourself watching him. you start rubbing those feet together.
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-20 07:38 am (UTC)
i didn't really believe he was don juan. hot, but not don juan. it wasn't his fault.
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-20 07:38 am (UTC)
i found him to be the most convincing as a man with hands.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 03:36 am (UTC)
the bands had no particular heirarchal order, since it wasn't specified as being required. sorry. But I admit you're accuracy regarding Chris Cornell; yet, it's harder than you think to discover "your voice". 311 just has a rhythm and musical ability that you just don't see in a lot of similar styles.

and I completely agree with you on the H-wood actor thing as well. However, I tend to enjoy films more than sports. Ian McKellan is one of my favorites for many reasons; because he's not 'pretty', he's obscure (or was until Gandalf took his life over), and has worked with the likes of Maggie Smith, Lawrence Olivier, Michael York, and more. He's worked hard for where he's at.

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From: breakermorant
2004-05-20 03:42 am (UTC)
yeah...lord of the rings and x-men kind of killed him for me. his shakespearean acting was always really good. all 50 times.

311-granted-- try and listen to that song, though. or some of the same stuff that bad brains was doing about 10 years before.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 03:48 am (UTC)
well, another similar situation:
Evanescence is pretty much a copy of some of Lacuna Coil's work, and it's pretty disturbing.

The greatest plight, in my opinion, as to an artist's creative work is not "will someone appreciate this?", as much as it is "has somebody else done this before?"

Originality is at an all time low in SO MANY mediums.
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From: breakermorant
2004-05-20 03:50 am (UTC)
i'll agree that it's kind of hard to do ANYTHING original these days in the world of music. you're bound to sound like someone, even if you've never heard them.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 03:58 am (UTC)
Well, that and pretty much everyone these days has a rather wide taste in music, and they tend to have a familiarity with many styles therefore making it very easy for them to pinpoint similarities. Plus things like free online music makes EVERYTHING available, whereas groups during previous decades had to fight tooth and nail for ANY recognition. It's becoming another mundane, mass-marketed commodity like pork rinds.
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-20 07:43 am (UTC)
meredith brooks says she doesn't listen to anyone else's music because she doesn't want it to infiltrate her unique style....

tee hee.....
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-20 07:42 am (UTC)
yeah, like what if you wrote a story about the future. and there's a furture tornado and you get sucked up and end up in a land where you have to travel to a severed cow head with three companions - a cheese log, a robot, and a female assassin.....

then i'd say. ummmmm.....wizard of oz?

and you'd say, i've never read that/seen that.

and i'd say well, it doesn't matter. cuz there it is. you wrote it after it was wrote either.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 08:33 pm (UTC)
"Truly you have a dizzying intellect..."
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 03:38 am (UTC)
I forgot to mention that I love Josh Groban too. His vocal quality for someone his age is unmatched, and frankly, I couldn't give a shit if he NEVER wrote a single measure of music. He represents the voice that I wish I had, and intend to work towards.
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From: breakermorant
2004-05-20 03:47 am (UTC)
great voice. not a huge fan, though. he just doesn't stand out that much for me. he kind of gets thrown into the same pile as bocelli and brightman for some reason. probably because they all kind of blew up here recently even though they've been around a while. i dunno...groban kind of blew up because of ali mcbeal i remember.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 03:53 am (UTC)
But, you must admit, to have an operatic/contemporary voice like he has at such a young age, accompanied by such blazing popularity amongst so many even of OUR generation, is quite impressive.

I've thought about having him killed and taking his place in the made for TV movie, just so I can be the top of the 'pile'. OH, wait... did I actually type that?
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-21 11:11 am (UTC)
and he's so "down to earth"......
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-22 08:24 am (UTC)
yes indeed. But that won't save him... He must die.

Just kidding. I'll have a voice box transplant surgery, and take over the world with his vocal chords in me.

Umm, that sounded a little like something out of Silence of the Lambs.

nevermind... I'm totally exhausted as I type this - fo' sho'
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-21 11:10 am (UTC)
speaking of blew up and ally mcbeal. calista flockhart sure is fat.

ha ha. another good fat joke by nick. there was this movie about beulimminia and she was the boleric. she was crazy good at eating and throwing up. i love her skinny bitch ass.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-22 08:17 am (UTC)
Calista Flockhart... what can be said of her that hasn't already? Well, Nick certainly found the one thing that hasn't: She's fat.

Kudos go to Grodeetoe
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-22 06:19 pm (UTC)
she's fat. yes, fat.
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-20 07:39 am (UTC)
after all of this, i feel i didn't take the process nearly seriously enough.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 08:30 pm (UTC)
I believe a spanking is due...
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