Thursday, June 30, 2011

Would you rather be a zombie or a mummy?

Ummm... I dunno. They're both kinda icky! I mean, I appreciate guts and decomposition as much as the next person but I would prefer to biodegrade in the privacy of my own wrappings at least. haha, a mummy it is!

Ask me anything

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This Is An Experiment

Let's see if it works!

The Raveonettes - Apparitions


*jumps up and down*

MUAHAHAHAHAHAH! This marks the dawning of a new era in MUSEontheMIND music xDDD

Deborah Lippmann

My first love... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, the "party in a bottle"
Good golly miss molly! All I need is more pics is feed my Lippmann obession... view at your wallet's peril! Let them have Polish!: Essie Tart Deco + Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow
Wear it on it's own or wear it on top of another colour - it's s frickin' par-tay on your fingers B)


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Let's go, follow me!

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Ugly Kid Joe

You just got Rick Rolled

Ahh, the gems I find on my iPod... I had it on shuffle today and I couldn't help but smile to myself when Ugly Kid Joe came on. My mom used to listen the song quite often (she's a serial "repeat"-button abuser) while I was growing up so, naturally, it became one of those "fav songs" that you like by default. I remember sitting down with a notebook and a pencil (with a supersized eraser) beside the stereo and trying madly to write down the lyrics. I think I abused the "play/pause" button that day.

Just as a funny little factoid, the band's name is a spoof of fellow American band, 'Pretty Boy Floyd'. xD

Cat's In the Cradle

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs [YEAAAH!] shuffled along after Ugly Kid Joe. It's amazing how well the video fits with the song!

In other news, my dad is considering a career change: he thinks he should become a professional sports jinxer.... C'mon, it was just a coincidence that the two times you HAPPENED to take my brother to his baseball games that his team lost...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bif Naked

Robert Graves said "I, Claudius". She said "I Bificus".
I say, she'd kick his butt easily.
There I was, surfing the web without purpose and feeling lost when *WHAM* an old name hit me from out of the blue... BIF NAKED. Now, maybe I'm a product of the 90s but I remember hearing her music on the radio and I definitely remember jamming out to "Tango Shoes" when it came out in 2001. Listening to her again is like a breath of grungy air from my past.

Bif makes everything better, clearly.

I remember this song, but I don't think I knew it was Bif back then. This is a remix by The Boomtang Boys (circa 1998) but it's the version that I remember hearing and I like it better than the original :D

Here's the music video and the original version of the song:
Her hair.... is KOOOL

Tango Shoes

aha, always loved this song. It's got such... SAUCINESS B)

I Love Myself Today
The original self-love anthem. 
Before Gaga and Katy could tell us we were born a firework.
"Hey Mom and Dad? Yeah, I was just wonderin'...."

We're Not Gonna Take It

Dayummm, how did she survive that greased up, muscle-headed dog pile? O_o

Neverending White Lights

I was going to title this post "The Raveonettes Part II" but, aside from being a lame title, I have enough history with this band to more than justify having it's own post!

First, what does Neverending White Lights have to do with The Raveonettes? Haha! Well, without ever realizing it 'till just a few months ago, I'd been listening to Sune Rose Wagner since 2008! Here is the song:

Last of the Great Lovers
I wouldn't have chosen CSI but this is the ONLY video on YouTube of this song...

Now for the musician profile: The Neverending White Lights is a Canadian musical collaboration project fronted by Daniel Victor. Basically, this means that Daniel creates all the music (guitars, drums, vocals etc..) in his basement and then hires musicians for tours. Sounds like a labour of love to me!

I first heard them on TV, and the only reason I bothered to hunt them down on the web was that *hem* I thought the drummer was kinda cute... low and behold, he wasn't even a permanent member of the band >.<

ANYWAYS, here is my favorite NWL song!


And guess what? There's even a connection to Melissa Auf Der Maur!
The World Is Darker


And finally, I created the post to review Lady Gaga's new album Born This Way a while ago... but until I get around to finishing it, here's a little something Google Chrome came up with. According to some reviews, this video is better than the actual music video :s

Edge of Glory 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Raveonettes

T.G.I.F.: "This guy is fabadabadosy"

Okayyyy, I had a little help....Google search: funny words beginning with f and I get a whole list of words that I NEVER really plan on saying (at least where I can be heard - cause some of them look kinda fun to try and say!). 
WINNING = finding out that The Raveonettes are performing at a music festival near me. Which means that it's time to pull this band from The Master List and do a musician profile!

Meet Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo
They're a Danish indie rock duo and they just released their 5th studio album, Raven In the Grave earlier this year. Their songs "Last Dance" and "Suicide" have both been featured on Gossip Girl.

*clears throat*

This musical friendship began on the very same day as the creation of this blog (this is only important because, for some reason, I happen to remember). It was a blustery day in February and instead of working on a paper, as I really should have been (in hindsight), I was leap-frogging videos on YouTube. I think the first song I heard was "Last Dance", followed by "Black/White" and then "Suicide".  

Last Dance



Aly, Walk With Me

Heart of Stone
This could be a Nightmare Before Christmas edition of The Sims!


This will be a SA-WEET t-shirt B)
I (mostly) always buy a t-shirt after every concert I attend, let's see if I can list them all:
  • Muse (5x)
  • Lights
  • Trans Siberian Orchestra
  • Sarah Brightman
  • Phantom of the Opera (2x)
  • Cirque du Soleil (not a 'concert' I know, but there was music there :D)
  • I remembered! ... Metric
I didn't buy one for Josh Groban, Nine Inch Nails or Beijing Orchestra (come to think of it, I'm not sure they sold shirts :/). I'm pretty sure I've forgotten someone! It'll come to me later...  

And just because Black/White reminded me of it, I've always LUVD the video for this song.
Girl and the Sea 


Thursday, June 9, 2011


Wood kid - I get it now
Eye was mesmereyesed O_o

There's just something about the eerie combination of human, animal and 
Agnes Deyn... 
* screeching hault*
"Oy! You wanna start somthin'?"
(sorry! Ever since I turned the funny on, I just can't seem to find the "off" switch...)

I'm just kiddin' about the Agnes part - though she it the one holding the owl. Psh, models who look good all the time...

LUUVed the cinematography! The images were so powerful in black and white - the lack of colour giving the expressions and movements THAT much more emphasis. It calls to some primal part of my musical being... R04R!

Thanks again to my new musical supplier... you know who you are 8)
Oh, and lemme guess: Assassins Creed? 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Every day im SHUFFLIN

Sweet t-shirt material
Whoooaaa... after learning Lady G's "Juadas" dance, I wanna tackle this one B)
...28 days later: we all be shufflin anyways, might as well get a head start.

Gotta luv the hair dos! XD

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Ooo, she even has eyelashes! 
I walked past an Indigo today and the cover of this book immediately caught my attention... I dunno, maybe it was the red eyes or something but the 'pocalyse' had my Muse-y senses tingling!

Product Description from

They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you.

In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.

When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.

DANIEL H. WILSON earned a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of such nonfiction works as How to Survive a Robot Uprising. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter. 

Sounds like the kinda stuff Bellamy would read!

"The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas"

Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, the conflicted anti-heroine
One of my favorite reads of all time is "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", where I met one of the most powerful heroines to rock the literary front. I've watched the English dub of the 2009 Swedish version (apparently the subtitled version is better?) and I'll admit, I like what Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist did with the roles of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist respectively. Even so, I am curious to see what Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig will do with the roles in the 2011 Hollywood release. BUT (a BIG but) once again, movies are never as fun as using your imagination. Honestly, how many times have movie characters portrayed characters the way YOU saw them?

I always imagined that Lisbeth was more like a mixture of Emily the Strange and Noodle from the Gorillaz...

"I may be odd but I always get even."  - Emily the Strange

Cyborg Noodle
Not gonna lie, I didn't know who Noodle was until earlier today either. I'd always just thought of her as 'the girl from the Gorillaz characters'. You should read her story though, it's highly entertaining: Noodle (Gorillaz)

Without further ado, I present to you, guys and gals, the 2011 trailer:
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Exclusive Trailer Debut

(The music in the background is a Trent Reznor and Karen O cover of Led Zepellin's "Immigrant Song")

Monday, June 6, 2011

An Alternate Universe, No Big Deal

ya rly

"Canadian and international scientists have announced a major breakthrough in their ability to capture and store minuscule particles of antimatter, the mysterious substance described as a mirror image of everyday reality. It lies at the heart of the most fundamental questions in physics. 
"I call this a game-changer," said Makoto Fujiwara, a University of Calgary scientist and the lead author of a paper published in the journal Nature Physics. 
"The antimatter world is some sort of mirror world," he said. 
"We're really peeking. There's so many things were thought of as science fiction that we can seriously consider scientifically studying them. We're really excited about this."
Read the article here:
Mirror image: a peek at antimatter universe | Sync


I didn't realize how popular Martin Solveig and Dragonette's "Hello" was when I posted it but I clued in pretty fast when I heard it 6 times in an 8 hour shift... on ONE radio station. JEEZ.

Why do I mention it? This was sent to me by a person who "always finds the coolest stuff!!". Thanks! :D
Can you guess the breakdown of the songs/artists?
Here's my go (with NO help):

"When Love Takes Over" - David Guetta (violin only)

"Hello" - Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette
Snow Patrol?...but why does it sound German?...
*FAIL: This is "Haus Am See" by Peter Fox
Coldplay... "shut your eyes"?
"Memories" - David Guetta
"We R Who We R" - Ke$ha
"Firework"- Katy Perry

Watching... err, listening to that made me think of Katy Perry's "Firework". As I rule, I don't generally listen to top 40 stations (that little thing about them only having 40 or so songs on rotation) but I have to admit, the song has grown on me. Maybe it's the string section, or maybe violins are just too darn uplifting (or maybe it's the firework bra homage to Lady Gaga) but whatever the reason, I'm really diggin' it right now!
I had to share this comment: 
"Bruno Mars had a Grenade, and Taio Cruz had Dynamite, so they both threw them at Katy Perry who exploded like a Firework. The bang was so loud that the Black Eyed Peas forgot The Time, while Rihanna had memory loss and ran around saying Whats My Name. Eminem looked around and said Im Not Afraid, then Willow Smith began to Wip Her Hair, which scared The Far East Movement who began to fly like a G6. Nelly then woke up and sighed as he said it was Just A Dream." posted by Eriana4ever96

not really a t-shirt bra, I guess

Friday, June 3, 2011

Die Antwoord

Yo-Landi and Ninja
I'm just going to come straight out with this one:
What lies ahead cannot be unseen.

You've been warned...