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VelvetGunpowder
20 May 2009 @ 08:21 am
Well I finally made the friends-cut I spoke of last week (http://velvetgunpowder.livejournal.com/197046.html) but feel free to comment if you aren't listed in that post and want to remain on my friends list. If I cut you don't feel obliged to delete or keep me. I made the cut entirely to keep my list from being clogged rather than to actually "get rid" of anyone.
 
 
Feeling: accomplishedaccomplished
What I Hear Ringing: Adam Lambert's radio interviews
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
18 May 2009 @ 12:12 pm
I think 95% of the mentions of Bill Kaulitz on my f-list have been calling him a moron or just a generalized disdain for him. It got me wondering if there are any of you out there who are fans of Tokio Hotel like myself who just never bothered to state an opinion one way or another. I remember the first time I saw/heard of Tokio Hotel (http://velvetgunpowder.livejournal.com/121174.html) I made a short little mention on LJ but neglected to elaborate later.


"What? You have no interest in my sexy little star tattoo?"


"Made you look anyhow!"


Yeah, Bill Kaulitz isn't obnoxious in the least right? Whatever... I still love him. Not in a rampantly lustful way ala Patrick Wolf or anything but I would rape him. Okay, I sort of contradicted my self there.

More tattoos and Bill Kaulitz!Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: jubilantjubilant
What I Hear Ringing: Tokio Hotel - On The Edge | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
18 May 2009 @ 10:18 am


Thanks to that_evening I realized where I was so familiar with Nestor Carbonell from! The lame sitcom Suddenly Susan! He was actually a large part of why I watched most of the episodes in repeats. These promo shots from sitcoms are always so dreadfully entertaining.

Screencap...Collapse )


Know where else I knew him from? The Tick! Fuck yes! He was Bat Manuel! I remember loving him on that show. Hahaha. I am a nerd.

Check out those pants!Collapse )

Nestor Carbonell of course plays the ageless Richard Alpert on LOST. I would liken him to being the Dr. Manhattan figure of the series with a (so far) less significant role to the overall plotline. I have been waiting since his character was introduced for more screentime and we actually got it this past season. I have a feeling things are really going to come together in the next and final season.



P.S. Watch American Idol and vote for Adam tomorrow!
 
 
Feeling: amusedamused
What I Hear Ringing: "Monsoon" - Tokio Hotel
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
17 May 2009 @ 11:02 am
*Sigh* I always thought I wouldn't be someone who made one of those "Friends Cut" posts but trying to get through my f-list on a daily basis is becoming quite tiring and I've actually been missing entries I'd be quite interested in reading in lieu of massive twitter posts. That's not targeted at any one person, I just think twitter is a waste. Anyhow, twitter or not who want to stay on my friend's list? I will be making a cut in a couple days to give everyone enough to reply to this entry. This post will be kept public in case I cut anyone before they have the chance to comment.

P.S. I might be the only person in the history of LJ to make one of these posts without saying anything like "I love you all and it's nothing personal" but of course it's not personal but of course I don't love you all. That's a bit ridiculous. I do literally love a handful of you and you're safe.

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Feeling: draineddrained
What I Hear Ringing: "Lycanthropy" - Patrick Wolf
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
16 May 2009 @ 12:16 pm
OMFG ADAM LAMBERT I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.




Okay, I am well aware I'm not really communicating with him via my LJ... Check out this clip though:


Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVZt_hT-S-Q&feature=player_embedded

What does he like to do other than sing? Why play dress up of course! I love hearing him talk. Did you hear his description of performing "Satisfaction"? Yes. His imitation of his mom's voice is too cute. I can identify with nearly everything he's said other than his love of people in general... but the not having a filter thing? Yeah. We are both Aquarians so I guess it all adds up... and Gossip Girl as a guilty pleasure? Yeah. I watched every episode until the schedule conflicted with Chuck. I guess Ed Westwick (I love him quite a bit) will be in the remake of Donnie Darko. I have been against this sequel since I heard about it but also curious... at least now I know I will have some eye candy.

Speaking of "eye candy"! Let's get back on the topic of Adam Lambert, yes? I have been digging his Citizen Vein stuff lately. I think upon initially listening to all of his pre-idol stuff songs, I was distracted by the overt gheyness (Check the "Adam Lambert tag at slashfact) of his solo stuff and overlooked what are some great glammish rock songs. Here are some lyrics: I black my eyes and I black my hair So girls and boys will both stop and stareCollapse )

If you have any interest in Adam Lambert and haven't joined adamlambertetc I suggest you do. You can find anything of his to download there that isn't available for purchase via iTunes: http://community.livejournal.com/adamlambertai8/165635.html

Yayayay. Oh lord I am too stoked about this AI finale. Oooh! And the concert yay!

P.S. I find this photo kind of hilarious. The are each certainly portraying the best fitting monkey:Hear no evil, sing no GokeyCollapse )
Kris can't even look because he's a timid little mouse and Adam is covering his ears because Gokey is nearby while thankfully Gokey has his mouth covered.

P.P.S. I saw Adam Lambert and Kris Allen's lovechild working at Walgreen's the other day. He was apparently born as an adult but whatever, don't poke holes in my logic. It was funny, the dude had the same hair coloring and basic build/height of Kris Allen but his hair was styled like Adam and his speaking voice was similar. Heh.
 
 
Feeling: geekygeeky
What I Hear Ringing: "The Circle" - The Citizen Vein
 
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
My mom usually works weeknights until 10 or 11 so she hasn't seen any of this season's American Idol. Since she's on a different schedule this week I reminded her to watch the show to confirm how lame Danny Gokey is and how amazing Adam Lambert is. I called her during Gokey and after Kris Allen to confirm that Kris Allen is adorable and should be in the top two with Adam and braced her for the awesomeness of Adam Lambert... after the first song ("One" by U2) she just said "Well they all agreed with you" but you could tell she wasn't blown away. I didn't like his shirt* by the way but he's smart and trying to appeal to middle America methinks. She called me after Adam's second song to say "That kid ROCKS!" and I was like, "I'll call you back, I know! love you." because Adam was still on screen getting his comments. Anyhow after the show my mom was like, "That guy is outstandingly better than the others. It doesn't even seem like a competition." To which I informed her to beware the evangelist vote which has kept Danny Gokey out of the bottom three the entire season. When little clips are shown of each contestant on the commercial for the AI tour, what do you suppose Gokey Dokey is doing? Ahhh, that's right putting his hands in a praying gesture. He made sure to wear a cross last night too. If he stays on and Adam gets booted I might flip out. I need to see Adam in the finale. It needs to happen. I have hoped for either a finale between he and Kris (Kradam, hahaha) or he and Gokey. The prior for pure entertainment/slashing value and the latter to impress upon America Adam's vocal superiority.

Why Danny Gokey must be stopped:
http://television.aol.com/american-idol/2009/05/12/danny-gokey-must-be-stopped/?icid=main|htmlws-main|dl2|link5|http%3A%2F%2Ftelevision.aol.com%2Famerican-idol%2F2009%2F05%2F12%2Fdanny-gokey-must-be-stopped%2F


"It's okay guys, I love America too, see?"


Adam's performances from last night can be found here: http://community.livejournal.com/adamlambertai8/182951.html

I don't really like Aerosmith but what a classy pimp move from Adam in reference to Gokey's rendition of "Scream Dream On" Like, "See Gokey? This is how you do Aerosmith without assualting the collective eardrums of America!"

So... seriously I must have voted over 200 times. I can't really be sure but I voted for nearly two hours solid until my home phone ran out of batteries. I won't be watching the results show as usual because I may be obsessed with Adam Lambert but NOTHING will keep from watching LOST. Especially tonight. It's the season finale! This show just keeps improving. Not the mention there has finally been enough Richard Alpert the past few weeks. I normally am very distressed at it being the final episode of LOST's season but I am so happy about the scheduling this year. I will be able to watch the results for American Idol next week which damn well better include Adam Lambert. I might be trying to persuade you guys to throw some votes his way next week. Voting is free from land lines...

P.S. Did you all hear what Simon said last night? He basically ordered America to vote for Adam because he has the talent and deserves to stay.

P.P.S. a couple more homecoming photos...Collapse )

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Read about Adam's perforamce of "One" and watch U2's dragtastic video: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1611251/20090513/story.jhtml


Read about Kris Allen's superb cover of KanYe West's "Heartless":
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1611249/20090513/west_kanye.jhtml


ETA: I mentioned to my Dad today how I always made fun of my sister for voting on American Idol and that now I've been voting like a fiend and he says, "What, is there a homo on there this year?" Hahaha. If you knew my Dad you would know that he's not saying that in an especially homophobic way... he's just extraordinarily caustic.

P.S. Since this post is public I think I'll pimp slashfact to anyone who might possibly be interested. I plan on doing a Kradam post so feel free to leave me any relevant photos/quotes in the comments.
 
 
Feeling: hopefulhopeful
What I Hear Ringing: "Pop Goes the Camera" - Adam Lambert
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
05 April 2009 @ 12:44 pm


Watch: NBC | HULU | BIG

I won't even spoil this clip by giving you the title. If you like "FAST CARS" and "GAY STUFF" this is the film for you! Saturday Night Live was pretty damn hilarious last night. Seth Rogen did an even better job hosting than last time. Two other stand outs of the night were the sketch featuring comic strip characters and the Muppet hit and run. Lord.
 
 
Feeling: amusedamused
What I Hear Ringing: "Love Like Winter" - AFI
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
Ohhhhhhhhh Boyyyy does KanYe West knows how to wear him a pair of pants! Daaamn, you know he's fine if I'm not thrown by the fact that he's wearing a Canadian tuxedo! For those of you unaware, that's denim head to toe. A huge thanks to symphonic_dame for once again giving me the East Coast heads up! I sure as hell wouldn't have been watching American Idol otherwise! I actually would have skipped it still in lieu of LOST if not for the fact that a repeat was airing.

I also wouldn't be about to post a reeeeediculous picspam of Adam Lambert. I've still not see him perform on American Idol but you know what? I still think he should win. Why, you may ask?

Here's the first reason:

I saw that picture like a week or so ago and made a mental note to catch American Idol and entirely ignored myself.

Let the ghei commence!Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: mellowmellow
What I Hear Ringing: Boo!
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
09 February 2009 @ 08:46 am

Thank you so much symphonic_dame for giving me the heads up about M.I.A. performing on The Grammys. I generally watch the Grammys but intended on skipping out this year to watch Desperate Housewives. Luckily I was able to watch the show without missing anything and catch "Swagger Like Us" during a commercial break. I fucking adore M.I.A. but you should all know that by now. I am not so fond of T.I. but the fact that KanYe is there cancels that out. Lil Wayne is just comical as always. (yeeeeah!)

No on on the corner's got swagger like us...Collapse )

I remember the first time I heard this song (It was on someone's phone so I didn't catch KanYe's part until I downloaded the song later) I just thought it was M.I.A. abuse but I must say this performance was epic. Her due date was scheduled to be Grammy night. How cool would it be if her kid is born on my birthday though?


Someone posted a link to The Killers' video "Spaceman" citing it's similarty to Velvet Goldmine's Maxwell Demon. Substitute blue for red and add some peculiar sportsmanlike padding and they have a valid point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmh_guIlovk


P.S. Call me insane but there is an uncanny resemblance between Josh Holloway (Sawyer of L O S T) and contemptable douchebag T.I.

I wonder what Sawyer's nickname for T.I. would be?Collapse )

P.P.S. Time for an M.I.A. picspam!

Pull Up The People!Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: pleasedpleased
What I Hear Ringing: "Pull Up The People" - M.I.A.
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
13 January 2009 @ 10:56 am
Hey all. If you haven't joined slashfact yet and are interested in a review/picspam on "Not Another Gay Sequel" please go join. There is a huge Brent Corrigan post to come in the near future. It will obviously be locked for adult content.



P.S. Stan the MermanCollapse )
 
 
Feeling: awakeawake
What I Hear Ringing: "Battle Megamix" - Patrick Wolf
 
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
10 January 2009 @ 11:29 am

I am sort of pissed. I had a huge Patrick Wolf entry finished and then I got bumped offline before I could post it.

Damn.

Ah well, here's my attempt at recreating it:



Any of you Patrick Wolf stalkers like myself should remember this quote from what I presume was a drunken blog posting from the typing style:

"i had a slight homophpbic attack where after having a gun shaped fist held to my head, and being told someone wanted to kill me..... (seriously, since when was a pair of knee length socks and and a serious you want to kill me then i kill you first attitude became a bit too much to deal with.... i ended up kicking some shit in the head for literally stepping back thirty years in gay and feminist rights. I dont apppreciate some neandrathrall telling me i should be dead for being in a long term relationship with my beautiful husband.... i have to tell you, i have two albums coming out soon.... think, smashing pumpkins, kate bush, im going double, double, trouble, thats why im taking so long, one disk is heartbroken and in deep dispair, one is in deep dark joy dedicated to my new love, my old and forever love, william the conqueror, ok..... i better leave, my irish cousins are begging for a go on the intranet...."
(Sunday, August 31, 2008: Read the entry here.)

So to those who keep saying Patrick Wolf is in a long-term same sex relationship with an "undisclosed" partner, suck it. William the Conqueror has been publicly referenced.

"I have decided to write about wanting to give birth to my boyfriend's baby… I would make a good mother if I had the right organs."
(Thursday, December 11, 2008: Read the entry here.)




In a recent interview with Electro Queer Patrick Wolf claims that he and his boyfriend were attacked and injured by bouncers for kissing at Madonna's Sticky and Sweet Tour at Wembley Stadium in London.

Well I was gonna ask you what you thought of the show, but if you want to tell me a story, go on then...
Oh yeah...three songs in, me and my man were kissing and there were loads of conservative straight couples around us that complained. And then the bouncers came up to me and said "can you stop that, this is a family venue". No joke.Collapse )

Know would have been a much better event to be at?

October-5th Birthday Glam Night-Guest DJ Patrick Wolf! Live: Glasgow Glambangers

Picspammage aheadCollapse )
 
 
Feeling: distresseddistressed
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
01 December 2008 @ 02:30 pm
The funniest thing ever happened yesterday.


My daughter Robin was watching the video for "Magic Position" and right about here:



She says, "KanyeWest!"


Oh dear Robin. Every flashily dressed black man is not KanYe.



Seriously, this guy makes Patrick's dancing style look butch.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Ruf5NjQFQ


P.S. Click? Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!
 
 
Feeling: amusedamused
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

KanYe West was on Letterman last night and I missed it! Son of a bitch!
At least Melissa linked me to it: Letterman, Official Heartless video and AMAs performace:Collapse )



Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
This isn't from Pastelle, it's a collaboration with Bape from a while back. Fierce!

Picspam continues...Collapse )
 
 
Feeling: excitedexcited
What I Hear Ringing: "Amazing" - KanYe West
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
KanYe West won two AMAs tonight and performed "Heartless" spectacularly. The first thing I noticed when I saw him in the audience wasn't his camo baseball cap, or the raccoon tail hanging out of his back pocket, but his uhhmazing jacket! Once he stood up to accept his award I read the back: "Pastelle" and knew it was from his yet to be debuted clothing line.

I want to be Elvis!Collapse )





Kanye picking fabrics for his clothing line PasTelle.

More on KanYe's upcoming fashion line:Collapse )

I have always had a love for KanYe West though I am not the usual rap fan. I think what's kept me interested in him since 2003 is his ability to always push the envelope, escape classification and speak his mind.

If you're interested in hearing "808s & Heartbreak" keep and open mind and refrain from judgement until you've listened to the entire album please. Cut, paste, and change "xx" to "tt" to download.

808s & Heartbreak:
hxxp://depositfiles.com/en/files/nbadw17kv

Sky High (remixes): hxxp://www.sendspace.com/file/ve9oc2

I'd like to request College Dropout if anyone could upload it.
I lost my copy sometime ago and am really missing it.
 
 
Moving, Moving My Way: Portland, Oregon
What I Hear Ringing: Kanye West - Good Morning (The Kickdrums Remix) | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
21 November 2008 @ 10:49 pm


Anyone else here familiar with Ladyhawke? I was browsing the Wikipedia entry of notable people on the autism spectrum and came across a link to her MySpace. Oh damn! This is music I would have been into regardless of autism affiliation. I've only watched the video for "Paris is Burning" so far but I'll link to her others as well. I can't wait to hear her entire album.

and in my usual manner I go on and on...Collapse )


Ladyhawke on MySpace: www.myspace.com/ladyhawkerock
Tags:
 
 
Feeling: curiousintruiged
What I Hear Ringing: The Ark - This Piece of Poetry Is Meant to do Harm | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
11 November 2008 @ 11:15 pm
Oh Snap! Chuck has finally succumbed to the slash I sensed from the first episode. If you haven't already joined slashfact please do and check out this entry if you are interested.

http://community.livejournal.com/slashfact/5111.html#cutid1

Oh, and since I'm already being dorky, click this: Adopt one today!
(Egg will die if it doesn't hatch in: 5.84 days)
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Feeling: geekygeeky
What I Hear Ringing: "Bitter-Sweet" - The Venus In Furs
 
 
VelvetGunpowder
18 September 2007 @ 07:35 pm
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Graduation is classic! I have already listened to it five times in a row with but a second between plays. I admit that years ago I scoffed at the concept of sampling but this album stands as a testament to what happens when sampling is used artfully. I've chosen which stand out as my favorite lines from each track...

A fly Malcom X buy any jeans neccesaryCollapse )
 
 
Feeling: impressedimpressed
What I Hear Ringing: Obvious isn't it?