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  1. Favorite song by new artist??

    I'm glad you asked for another since I sort of felt guilty suggesting a song from an artists that I had more or less forgotten about until you asked. I'd much rather suggest a song that I think you (or maybe your friend) might not like than a song by an easily forgettable artists. My favorite cousin turned me on to this group and, although I didn't like them at first (all of their other songs are really frenetic and the vocals seem grating at first), they grew on me fast. There's so much cultivated talent and visceral emotion in the notes and the lyrics that I'm now completely in love with them. You might have actually heard this song before, because it's one of two songs that actually got real airplay. They aren't exactly a new group, but their fanbase is really scattered, so there's more of a cult following than a mainstream fan following.
  2. Favorite song by new artist??

    Not sure how NEW you could consider her, but I only heard about her less than a year ago. "Dragonfly" by My Brightest Diamond
  3. Random Acts of Kindness

    I've actually mulled this one over a bit, but there are so many ways it could go wrong. Buy a few packs of those fat sharpies, at least fifty or a hundred of them, then print out a bunch of flyers that say on them, in sort of...typewriter print, different, slightly insulting things. Then, by hand, cross them out and write something nice. Tie the markers to the flyers and then post them at random all over the city. I'm a bit of a pessimist, though. People would completely miss the point, write vulgar things on the poster, take the pens, write on things OTHER than the posters. It could very easily turn into a huge mess.
  4. Random Acts of Kindness

    Honestly? Start small. Smile at complete strangers. Wave at the person next to you at a red light. Even if they don't react beyond a sheepish smile, it's a sort of funny story for them to tell later. If I think of anything more original, I'll suggest it.
  5. RANDOM discovery about Rufus Wainwright

    I'm slow. D: In all honesty, I've never been all that fond of his music, but I'm growing to like what I've heard. I know one of my cousins listens to him, so I'll snag a CD from her sometime soon.
  6. Saint Jude's Letters to the Balconians

    He's a transvestite comedian, though all of his acting and a lot of his comedic appearances in the past few years have been in male attire. He has a show called The Riches in America, which is actually...pretty amazing. Not a comedy, but he manages to carry his absurd style of humor over very well, he just does a better job of showing off his acting chops in the show. Personally, I think his funniest performance was "Dressed to Kill" in San Fransisco, but all of his DVDs have been amazing. I'd kind of like to go see him in Las Vegas this November, but I'm not going to have the cash.
  7. Regi the Muse

    Well, while I'm not a supporter of a lot of "street art", I think that's completely appreciable. I've always sort of thought of Regina as a representative of the idea that there's nothing to be afraid of. Her music is bold and she has a reputation for being "an incurable humanist". Long story short? F*** YES. There's a good message there, both in print and in picture.
  8. Name That reg Tune

    Sunshine "What'd you think, I was an amateur?"
  9. RANDOM discovery about Rufus Wainwright

    I honestly had only heard his version of Hallelujah, and I never heard any lisping in that song. Haha. He's really funny and personable though, from what I can see in his interview.
  10. The Wiltern - Oct. 30

    ! That's awesome. I have plans for a lot of really weird tattoos that have special meaning to me. My cousin's tats are my favorite, though. The next ones he's going to get are a quadrigal over his ribs on one side and a pack of wolves sniffing at the ground on the other side. He's also working on a drawing of what's supposed to look like a pair of wings broken off at the base.
  11. The Wiltern - Oct. 30

    She didn't give me the autograph, haha! From her standpoint, I guess it would be weird, but it would have been cool for me. I should have explained that I plan to get the names of everyone important to me tattooed eventually. Best friends, family, and very few artists. I didn't want to hold her up, though.
  12. RANDOM discovery about Rufus Wainwright

    He's gay. Fantastically gay. If this is any indicator: He's releasing a Judy Garland cover album. I think this is awesome. There seems to be a lack of ACTUAL gay men (fair to say that a lot of us are a little more in touch with our "feminine" sides than most) on the indie scene, so it was a hysterically cool surprise that my first non-musical (I don't actually listen to him very much either, although I'm inclined to start) experience with him involved jokingly trying to set up Graham Norton with one of his bandmates and flirting openly with Josh Hartnett. Josh: [i'm] singing? Graham: NO, no, no. You're not singing, you know that. Josh: Can't I? Rufus: You can do whatever you want, Josh. Whenever you want. To whoever you want. Now, stixers, tell me how late I am to find this out. Hahaha.
  13. RANDOM discovery about Rufus Wainwright

    He's gay. Fantastically gay. If this is any indicator: He's releasing a Judy Garland cover album. I think this is awesome. There seems to be a lack of ACTUAL gay men (fair to say that a lot of us are a little more in touch with our "feminine" sides than most) on the indie scene, so it was a hysterically cool surprise that my first non-musical (I don't actually listen to him very much either, although I'm inclined to start) experience with him involved jokingly trying to set up Graham Norton with one of his bandmates and flirting openly with Josh Hartnett. Josh: [i'm] singing? Graham: NO, no, no. You're not singing, you know that. Josh: Can't I? Rufus: You can do whatever you want, Josh. Whenever you want. To whoever you want. Now, stixers, tell me how late I am to find this out. Hahaha.
  14. The Wiltern - Oct. 30

    I was right there too, Kailee, but I don't think I saw the people you were talking about. I noticed she was lingering a lot longer toward the far end of the line though. How long were you waiting? I was with the girl and her friend who were talking to her manager. Black hoodie with a red shirt and tuxedo vest underneath. You might know me as the guy who spoke to her last and tried to get her to sign his arm (HAHA! WHAT?! I wanted to get it tattooed. Honestly, I would compare it to someone from a few generations before us getting Paul or Ringo or John or George tattoed).
  15. Saint Jude's Letters to the Balconians

    Aww, Perks. They were SHOCKED, though. Which means they DIDN'T think you were capable of being that hostile. !