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VelvetGunpowder
08 May 2010 @ 10:38 am

This is how I feel right now!


No gloominess today because Owen Pallett concert is Tuesday!Collapse )
 
 
Moving, Moving My Way: United States, Oregon, Portland
Feeling: chipperchipper
What I Hear Ringing: Owen Pallett - Red Sun No. 5 | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
04 May 2010 @ 11:26 pm
Very spoiler-y rambleCollapse )
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What I Hear Ringing: that silence that follows L O S T
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
25 April 2010 @ 01:20 pm
Eep.  
Hey everyone, I just caught up with deleting most of what was autiomatically crossposted to livejournal from blip.fm. I connected the accounts when I first signed up without realizing how much I would be on that site. If anyone is remotely interested I suggest you check it out: http://blip.fm/invite/VelvetGunpowder

I apologize for not catching on to my LJ spam until just now but this fast internet is distracting! Speaking of which, feel free to spam me with any videos or music you think I should be exposed to.
 
 
What I Hear Ringing: Patrick Wolf - Bloodbeat | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
*Ian Curtis dances*
 
 
What I Hear Ringing: ion - She's L
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
This is my life not a game of poker...
 
 
What I Hear Ringing: - Game Over - Travelling Lik
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
I wonder if @amandapalmer has seen Brothers of the Head...
 
 
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
The dissonance is almost unsettling but works.
 
 
What I Hear Ringing: - Symphonies (Passion
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
"Gimme gimme symphonies, give me more than this life I seee"
 
 
What I Hear Ringing: -
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
23 April 2010 @ 10:20 am
The adorkable @Dan__Black mashes Rhianna and B.I.G. and foreshadows his own "Symphonies" from ((un))
 
 
What I Hear Ringing: http://blip.fm/~p5guo
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
What I consider the greatest song of all time.
 
 
What I Hear Ringing: olf-
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
30 March 2010 @ 11:29 am
Ahhh! I am having a nerdgasm over the Hadron Supercollider! (http://tinyurl.com/ycp9qka)

Seriously, look at my solo mission to get #Supercollider trending: http://twitter.com/VelvetGunpowder

What IS the Supercollider you didn't ask? Well here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider
 
 
Feeling: giddygiddy
What I Hear Ringing: Simon Bookish - Topography | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
I felt the need to picspam Jim Morrison after a facebook quiz gave me him as the result to the "What dead rockstar are you?" quiz and the thumnail was some awful bearded photo: Picspammage:Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: calmcalm
What I Hear Ringing: The Doors - Take It as It Comes | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
11 February 2010 @ 12:21 pm
The fashion world has lost and amazing designer with the passing of Alexander McQueen. I am really just gathering my thoughts at the moment. Augh. He's only 40. I was planning on doing a proper post but I really can't manage that right now. Anyone up for it please post your favorite McQueen design here. Most of America is familiar with him through his works for Lady GaGa:





http://blogs.wsj.com/runway/2010/02/11/lady-gaga-was-mcqueens-unofficial-muse/

http://www.zimbio.com/Lady+Gaga/articles/dJiqmBqi6mz/Called+Lady+Gaga+Wears+Alexander+McQueen+Armadillo

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theampersand/archive/2010/02/11/from-lady-gaga-to-cameron-diaz-celebrities-loved-alexander-mcqueen.aspx


He was behind my favorite MAC collection to date:

 
 
Feeling: gloomygloomy
What I Hear Ringing: Dan Black - Life Slash Dreams | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
09 February 2010 @ 10:12 pm
Oh my fucking fuck. L O S T is uhhhhmazingCollapse )
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Feeling: blown away
What I Hear Ringing: the silence that only follows L O S T
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
03 February 2010 @ 02:59 am
Behind the cut will be incoherent ramblings on the Season premiere of L O S T : C'mon you son of a bitch!Collapse )

P.S. Entirely off-topic: http://community.livejournal.com/birls/6933986.html
(Top music magazine picks trans man for "sexiest Canadian man")
 
 
Feeling: ecstaticecstatic
What I Hear Ringing: Kanye West - Everything I Am | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
08 November 2009 @ 12:14 pm
Okay, you know how I keep thinking I can't possibly love Adam Lambert any more than I already do? His album cover features blue hair and drips andgrogyny, his Rolling Stone article mentioned shrooming and he loves The Ark, IAMX and Velvet Goldmine!

Well check this out:




THAT'S A PONYTAIL BITCHES!


The only man to have sported that 'do that comes to mind is... The only person I rank ahead of Adam Lambert!Collapse )


P.S. Okay, seriously, this is driving me nuts! Who was it that posted recently about Scott Walker? I have been obsessing a bit lately and wish I could track down that entry. I know it amused me.
 
 
Feeling: bouncybouncy
What I Hear Ringing: Scott Walker - Century Man | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
19 October 2009 @ 06:08 pm
Girl in tuxedo denied a place in yearbook

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Feeling: sadsad
What I Hear Ringing: "State of the Nation" - New Order
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
13 October 2009 @ 06:52 pm
Lambert is especially happy about where fans will be able to see the "Time for Miracles" video: the big screen. "The '2012' trailer that we put together with the ['Time for Miracles' music video] will be premiering at the Michael Jackson film," Lambert revealed to MTV News, referring to a special trailer that will run before the upcoming documentary "Michael Jackson's This Is It."


vote4adam just posted this over on twitter:

Adam on Ryan Seacrest radio show: http://mjsbigblog.com/adam-lambert-the-ryan-seacrest-interview.htm


Adam will be performing at the AMA Awards! He’ll be performing his first single from his upcoming album. The single is yet to be determined.
He says the single will be something entirely different from “Time for Miracles.” The single will be “glammy”. He wants something really over the top, with lots of dancing and costumes…
He calls the video for “Time for Miracles” “epic”
He says the single will be announced any day now. Album out November 24th. No for the album yet.
Bringing back a glam rock feel to pop music.
He loves the Lady Gaga tour rumor, but no offers have been made yet.

@ AMA announcemnets...Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: chipperchipper
What I Hear Ringing: Darren Hayes - How to Build a Time Machine | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
12 October 2009 @ 12:59 pm
I changed my mind about my Halloween costume. I was going to be Sally Bowles from Cabaret but the outfit isn't coming together very quickly. I found the perfect shoes a week and a half ago. Brandy called them "dykey gay boy shoes" which must be why I LOVE THEM. Anyhow! These shoes will still work well for my new Halloween costume. What's that? I didn't mention what it is yet? Hm. I'm almsot as bad as those 2012 people only letting us hear snippets of Adam's new track "Time For Miracles". Want a hint? I won't really have to dress up all that much... Maybe a little less makeup and a drawn on wrist tattoo. If I could get ahold of a leather jacket it would help but I can make do with the clothes I have.

No ideas still?

*drumroll please*Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: anxiousanxious
What I Hear Ringing: Patrick Wolf - To the Lighthouse | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
18 August 2009 @ 10:00 am


You all know I'm getting a life-sized oil painting of this for over the fireplace right?

I went on a *bit* of a picspam here...Collapse )



MOAR: http://glambert.lima-city.de/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=38
 
 
Feeling: hornyhorny
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
16 June 2009 @ 06:54 pm
I just got ahold of these first three photos today and it reminded me that I neglected to post the others when I nabbed them a couple weeks ago: It's been far too long since I did a Patrick Wolf picspam!Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: satisfiedsatisfied
What I Hear Ringing: "Barghest" - Patrick Wolf
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
30 May 2009 @ 11:28 am
I still can't find any clips of the guy I really like this year. He has a complicated Hawaiian name so it may be until next week before I'm able to track him down... After he wins this year it'll be Nathan Trasoras' time to shine:


Nathan Trasoras

BTW: It totally says that he's 17 right at the beginning of the audition I guess I had an initial case of selective blindness.

People who are not Nathan Trasoras...Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: recumbentrecumbent
What I Hear Ringing: "Count of Casualty" - Patrick Wolf
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
SYTYCD? continues to entertain me.

Audition episodes aired on Wednesday and Thursday.


Standouts from Wednesday include Priscilla Merraro and a salsa couple whose names escape me. I am quite endeared to Joseph Smith. He's the one who kept saying "Shiwam!" and "Shiwizam!" I hope to see more from him in the future. The was some really raunchy girl with first name of Wislande. Other names I remember positively were Erik "Silky" Moore who danced a damn silky routine to Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Paris Torres, (sp?) a guy named Henry whose last name I forget, Alex Wong and Geo Smith who was wearing a spectacular feather headdress. I also liked Talia Rickards, a police officer named Marico, Caitlin Kinney, and Anna Dunn. I didn't like (but was entertained by) the insane red dreadlocked Chris Carozza.

Travis Prokop and Evan Kazprak were the standout performers on Wednesday though. Travis has the tall strong build of someone's whose father coaches football and the spirit of someone whose father supports his dancing regardless. He is someone who strikes me as having an infinite capability for improvement. I was so touched by the interview portions dealing with him and his father and cannot wait to see him make top 20. Evan Kazprak was someone I remember from last season. His dancing is evocative of Gene Kelley which can only be taken as a compliment in my book. (Sidenote: I LOOOOVE GENE KELLEY) I actually remember mentioning him last year. (Check the "SYTYCD?" tag on this entry if you are at all interested in my past ramblings on So You Think You Can Dance? and clips I found notable enough to post) His brother auditioned this year as well and though he was entertaining and talented he paled in comparison to Evan. I want him in the Top 20.

Thursday brought the return of PHILLIP CHBEEB! but I will get on that later. I liked Bianca Revels a good deal. She was called a "consummate tapdancer" by Nigel and deservedly so. There was a freakishly and akwardly insestuous couple. I forget their names but the brother was named Xavier. I loved Asuka Kondoh and Ricky Sun! I want to see more from them for sure. Another person I NEED to see more from is Nathan Trasoras. After a breathtaking audition we find out he is only 17 (eep! deleting inappriopriate thoughts now...) and therefore unable to compete in the series until next year. Nigel actually took a Vegas ticket and wrote it out for him next season. Before his age was revealed I was thinking overtly sexual thoughts about him had him pegged to win this season. I now am calling him out as top ten next year at the least. I love him.

After my mind was blown by Nathan I was impressed with Sammy Ramirez and Amanda Kerby. Next was the fantabulous Phillip ChBeeb! You most likely don't remember but he (along with my alien love Robert Muraine) had me raving last year. What an amazing popper. It looks like this year of training is going to pay off for him. He was given a ticket to Vegas without even auditioning since the only reason he left last year was his taking ill. He assisted a contemporary dancing friend later on and I was blown away by the strides in partnering he's made. I cannot wait to see how far he goes this year. Other names that are bound to move along in the series are Aldo Ageppe, Kelsea Taylor and a phenomenal hawaiian dancer with a very difficult first name and the last name of Awea. I will be rooting for him throught the entire season. As soon as I find out more about him you are bound to be bogged down by entries about him. I can't express what a breath of fresh air he was to this competition. The only negative comment I heard was something about how he would be doing something so very powerful and strong and then would go a little "too feminine". As you might guess those are the bits I liked best.

P.S. On the subject of "feminine" dancing; I never did a full entry on it but I was really taken aback last week by the comments to the same sex ballroom dancing. I was amazed at the general xenophobia coming from the panel. Even Sonja! It wasn't exactly homophobia but a stringent concept of gender roles. This clip might have the bit I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC5as4BjrQ4 but I'm not sure because I have dial up and didn't watch through the clip myself.
 
 
Feeling: hothot
What I Hear Ringing: "Galang" - M.I.A.
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
27 May 2009 @ 09:44 am


This is the photo that piqued my interest somewhere around two years ago when it was posted in symphonic_dame 's LJ. Unfortunately, neither of uns knew who the lads were. Until yesterday when I stumbled upon thier last.fm page when I saw someone's userpic* with them in it. Then I got ahold of "The Rejection" and have been pretty much cracking out to it and KrAdam's "I Will Remember You" (Wedding serenade anyone?") and now I found a video for said song:



I am going to die from the fierce! Oh fuck me have I had luck in the youtube department lately! Anyhow, brace yourselves for an epic picspam of Dangerous Muse... or addmittedly mainly Mike Furey.

I'd like to like you like you like me but...Collapse )


*This was the userpic on last.fm that led me to learn who Dangerous Muse is:



Ian Somerhalder?Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: hornyded by fierce
What I Hear Ringing: Dangerous Muse - The Rejection | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
Warning: I am a huge nerd for SYTYCD? This is the first in what is bound to be a barrage of posts on this subject each week.

First episode of the season was tonight! After the usual set of mediocre attempts there was a guy named Chimeze who was very charismatic. Then I was really rooting for this Japanese guy's audition to go well. They set it up in the introduction like it could possibly go the Willam Hung route. Luckily he was damn entertaining! I won't try to attempt spelling his name but I will find the clip when possible.

Right before a commercial break there was a shot of a guy crying while the voiceover speculated of a dancer's dreams being crushed and I thought to myself, "Oh no, I already like this guy without seeing him dance!" they showed him crying after the judges ask him "What does the umbrella represent to you?" Hmm...Collapse )

The last performance ended up being SPECTACULAR. Brandon Bryant (if I caught the name correctly) returned from an early elimination last year to a guy who's name slips my mind but I remember being pretty damn good and that he deeply seemed to crush on his partner who had a boyfriend in real life. Anyhow! BRANDON BRYANT was fucking solid. You can tell that year of training was good for him! I will be looking for that video.


On the subject of Adam Lambert... I have calmed down enough to post about it. It's just the results I predicted from first episode that I watched this season (Country Week -Ring Of Fire) I thought that Kris would place first and Adam would place second. I also had fallen head over heel for him in that single silver jacketed performance. As those of you around when that occured might remember, I had only made an effort to watch American Idol when I stumbled upon some glamtastic photos (http://velvetgunpowder.livejournal.com/187879.html) of Adam Lambert. My brother said that he got "a little too Patrick WOlf on 'em" and I said I anjoyed every minute of it! He was like "I bet you did!" I might need to mention that 'Patrick Wolf' is my brother's slang for gay. *Sigh* Such things need articulating when around me enough I guess.

Anyhow! As for Adam placing second, he won't be stuck with that craptastic faux-hymnal about Magic Mountains and Hurricaines... Plus he looked so damn foxy: Let the picspammage commence!Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: highhigh
What I Hear Ringing: Patrick Wolf - Lycanthropy | Powered by Last.fm