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



Name:David Micheal Alder
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?

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:

Here are my pictures:


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".


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 03:36 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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[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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[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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From: breakermorant
2004-05-20 01:41 am (UTC)
i liked the app title, by the way. i think everyone's title should be about creed just to keep the joke going.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 03:28 am (UTC)
heh, I just couldn't help myself... they suck beyond any ridiculous metaphor I would ever articulate.
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-20 11:14 am (UTC)
you have a great knowledge.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 08:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, mostly on the best masturbation techniques...
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[User Picture]From: laynerox
2004-05-20 08:28 pm (UTC)

hey, i was looking at your userinfo (as directed in your application) and i was curious about that quote

"I want to be held in peace, wake up to a smile I adore, kiss the hands that heal me. I want to adore every inch of that person, or their heart. I want them to understand me, to see through me. I want it to be real. I want it to be beautiful. Depth and matter. Meaning and trust. Someone who won't judge me, but will communicate with me. Someone who can breathe life into me."

it is beautiful.
where did it come from?
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-20 09:08 pm (UTC)
a very dear friend from LJ... unfortunately, I cannot inform you of her name without sending Guido to kill you. Sorry

It is beautiful though, huh? She totally captured it for me, and she didn't even know that I have posted it on my userinfo page. *shhh* don't tell!
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-21 11:12 am (UTC)
you guys all stick your tungs out a lot. like you're chewing something. maybe on your tungs.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-22 08:28 am (UTC)
No, I'm chewing on Angelina Jolie's lips.
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From: breakermorant
2004-05-30 12:55 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-30 01:07 am (UTC)
HOLY SHIT!!! *rolling on the floor laughing*

That's a keeper! Sadly I'll probably have that image indellibly emblazoned on my memory for the rest of my natural life. Looks like a deranged hillbilly!
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