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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:


[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
2004-05-22 06:17 pm (UTC)
you know. i'm on the second floor here. but that didn't stop something from scraping on layne's window. creepy shit. "hold me!"
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-23 02:59 am (UTC)
oooowwweeeeeoooooo *creepy-sounding noise*

Don't worry, I won't let anything happen to you... can't lose you now that I've found you!
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-23 03:56 am (UTC)
i think it was "baby bird" (not a baby bird by the way) bumping into shite before landing on the railing......
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-23 04:25 am (UTC)
birds are funny, but nothing beats the chicken... I'd have a pet chicken anyday: they're terribly fun to chase, and they have this blank, brainless stare that makes me laugh out loud. Seriously.
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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: burninglotus
2004-05-23 03:03 am (UTC)
like, "i've been knocked-up by a has-been actor with a rash of midlife crises, so I'm now PREGNANT" fat? Or has she absconded to some hidden backwater town in the Ozarks of Tennessee, and been feeding on a lifetime supply of Twinkies and Ho-ho's, and balooned? Inquiring minds wanna know!
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[User Picture]From: grodeetoe
2004-05-23 03:55 am (UTC)
she gained 2 grams. it's quite a load.
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[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-23 04:44 am (UTC)
Holy Shit! Call the Guinness Book of World Records, for the stick woman now has nipples!
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