Posted by cats_n_cheese on 4/2/2011 9:05 AM (GMT-04:00)
It's great you're getting a lot of driving in :-) I'm ok, got a bit of a cold at the moment which is annoying... but good apart from that! I've not really got anything to tell you, as it's just been work work work! :-/ I hope you have a good weekend! :-)
Posted by MelaniePhoebex on 3/25/2011 8:48 AM (GMT-04:00)
Heyy, your avatar is so cute! I love it! How are you btw xxx
Posted by AuntieHelen on 3/17/2011 8:58 AM (GMT-04:00)
I hope you are well and fully recovered after having your wisdom teeth removed? Ouch! That must have been very painful... I'm 32 and my bottom set are still firmly embedded in my jaw, I'm hoping they never move! That was very nice of your mum to get you KM,KM,KM, strangely that is the album I have been listening to most recently. And the presents from your dad sound super-cute - what a nice family you have :-) I haven't been up to much, but if all goes well, I have something exciting on the horizon. It's too early to share details yet but when I can I will! Hope all is good with you?
Posted by leahcl on 3/13/2011 4:28 AM (GMT-04:00)
I'm glad you're feeling better and enjoying KMKMKM. I am not good at choosing favorite songs, especially from an album like that. I am going to have to replace that CD pretty soon, just thinking about it makes me want to play it!!!!! So about how long are you spending with each album before you get another one? I love playing them each to death until I need a break! You mustn't have many left to get...what's next on the hit list? I know some people write it off, but don't forget to get Mixed Up somewhere down the track. That is my most played The Cure CD, the mixes are just brilliant and I love it.
Did you catch the Radiohead album when they played it on Triple J? I didn't catch it myself because I'm not really into them. They would have had it up to replay with all of the listener comments. great how they do that. I suppose you would have the album/download? I hope you enjoy it :)
Posted by cats_n_cheese on 3/12/2011 3:52 PM (GMT-04:00)
I think Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is a great album. I love The Kiss most, but there are some wonderful songs on there! And you got the Deluxe version as well which means you got the full track list, as for the CD they took a song off to make it fit on one CD! (they took off Hey You which is a fun song!!) We're going to Spain, and the other will be here in the UK. We've booked some time off later in the year but haven't decided what we're doing with that yet :-) That's great that you'll get some driving in! And a road trip as well, that sounds fantastic :-) I hope you have a great time!! Where will your school Euro trip go to? It's a long way for you guys to fly! ;-) It's always good to have some holidays planned, gives you something to look forward to :-)
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 3/12/2011 1:24 PM (GMT-04:00)
John's tv at work gets channels and I saw moving pictures, the flash of light at the power plant. Did you hear of the folks watching in Oregon who got swept into the sea? (shudder) Meltdown-
I said it earlier...I am scared. There's nothing we can do about it either. But their reaction! I mean, we all know not to panic, and that panicking is the worst thing, but it is incredible how quite a lot of them just took the earthquake tremors in stride- John says its cos they're used to them..but back to work, yes! My Granny from Scotland when told of news of a similiar type (she could do nothing about-like a distressed baby in utero or somethin)she got down on her knees and (everybody thinks "Oh,she prayed..." She was religious..) She got down on her knees and began scrubbing the floor. All of our thoughts can be prayers...
driving driving driving--I'm responsible for making sure Heather makes it to work on time and that John doesn't have to wait too long at Starbucks after his job--I am everybody's chauffer : ) Music makes it fun, though.
Aircraft carriers bringing water, good water to the folks trapped in buildings. A military advisor said all the water is crap now, basically. God speed the water! I cried this morning, imagining a young mom driving her kid and getting caught by monster waves. : ( She's always been a hard-working lady and she's gone. Her parents were proud of her. Her story is done. It is so so terrible what happened...it doesn't seem fair.
umm...i put John's itunes account on my ipod and got to jog to Adam Ant yesterday (way fun!) Faithie chipped a tooth on a locker at the KROC Salvation Army after we finished swimming, and she looks absolutely adorable (altho it was a bummer for her) I told her about handsome Joe Strummer and how his chipped tooth made him human...and she's not ashamed to smile a big toothy grin now,uh.. we had a really cute waitress last night at the buffet, the way she said her "s" 's. She was so little and cute! : ) My son called her adorable. She was. She may have family in Japan...bless her...
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 3/11/2011 12:37 PM (GMT-04:00)
awhile back, (a few notes ago) I wasn't very clear about something.
when I said "guys in church..the ones who make music that moves me, that is.." i wasn't specific enough, and you may have gotten the wrong impression. Actually I can count on one hand the "guys" from church. Rollo, Chris, Joan, the other Chris, and Josie's husband. And RS and his mates make 6. *Great musicians.* In the true sense. Wait there's one more--Jason D. And that's it. These people are like superhumans. I know they go to the bathroom like everybody else...but I still have them in a special light. : ) God bless 'em! (and God be with the Japanese today especially) amen
I'm sorry it's taken so long to reply...a page whenever I tried to log on as me kept requesting (demanding) I allow Universal to RSVP to events on my behalf...but I wanted to clear this wee thing up.... so I went ahead and pushed "allow". And I'll just see what happens...Otherwise,
I trust all is well with you? Soooo...now that you've had some time, what do you think of KMKMKM?? : D Are your gums healing well?
Posted by cats_n_cheese on 3/10/2011 11:11 AM (GMT-04:00)
yes yooouuuu ;-) sorry it's taken me a little while to reply to you. How are you? You should all be healed up by now? That was so lovely of your mum to buy you that album :-) how are you liking it? Nothing has really happened in my world, just busy with work as usual! But we've just booked some holidays so looking forward to them :-) are you going on any holidays this year?
Posted by leahcl on 3/7/2011 8:32 PM (GMT-04:00)
The one thing this site lacks is PMs, posting here is like writing on a blackboard! Hope your mouth is better and you're enjoying KMKMKM. My copy of that was stolen out of my car and I need to replace it - my fault I forgot to lock the car. I also lost my sunnies and a few other CDs,(no other Cure) and covers,(inc 4:13 and The Cure The Cure)GRRR. It's great you're enjoying you're Cure journey and can share it here. :)
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 3/5/2011 6:50 PM (GMT-04:00)
Robert Smith seems to me as a very happy person
I'm doing great actually..and am glad you're not letting the pain get you down. : ) I'll spare you the "are you down in the mouth" joke...oops too late! Monday..hey!..missing school was the (immediate) perk that seemed to make the whole ordeal of w-teeth extraction bearable! (I'll hope your healing goes fast anyway). I remember liking school okay. ...am seriously considering going back and finishing up college, not to be able to be a teacher, which was what I thought I wanted to do, but just to get the diploma. To have it done. (quarter rest) Snow is strange...and you're right, it is lovely...my 12 y/o asked me yesterday "Why is snow white?" Without thinking I said, "That's just like asking why the sky is blue, or the grass is green." She said, "Because snow is frozen water, and water is clear..."I asked her today what conclusion we reached and she said we were gonna look it up. ("Gonnae never does!") alrighty-something about light bouncing off of surfaces enough times to make the frequency of transmission-making it appear white to our eyes. Oh there's another word i'm looking for.. um..half-note rest! (forgot what that looks like), i haven't been in choir for a couple years...oh his hair does not look blue, he did dye it blue black. The blue just seems to give it more dimension. : ) Like at an angle, out in the sunshine, you could see a hint of blue around the edges, but it looks black.
Julian-I saw a sign with little boots on it maybe that was the shop! : ) But did you get to try any of the famous Julian pie?
Turning thirty, yeah that's a biggie...John used to say back in his punk rock days that his aim was to be dead before 30..and he was on a collision course with life at the time...glad RS stuck around too! : ) : )
lol stay alive and stay the same...hehe bye for now thanks for writing..
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 3/4/2011 4:08 PM (GMT-04:00)
it was just trippy being in the same room with ) I'm so sorry about your grandfather! How awful to think his work environment was the cause of his cancer. : < I am glad they were able to treat his pain..at Children's here, Heather has been prescribed another medicine until the epidrine gets put out again (her neurologist wondered aloud last week, as to why it'd been discontinued, some people could make a *bundle* putting that stuff out, everybody tells her how effective it is). Hope your week is going well. Pornography is an excellent song and the last line always gets stuck in my head :) Oh it's no worries and I am very sorry for not replying sooner. That sounds lovely I've only seen/touched/played in snow twice in my lifetime. I think we do say it like the british :) Did your children enjoy the snowball fights? I hope they had a lovely time in the snow. (Sorry Im about to go off topic) When I was in San Diego in January we went out to the old mining town of Julian we took a different route back to go to an indian themed outlet mall and on the side of the road we saw Snow! We pointed it out to all of the others on the bus and the bus driver actually stopped and let us go play in the snow (although it wasn't really snow (as my friend kept saying) it was sleat) It's still snow to me), we had a massive snowball fight and for most of the people on the bus it was there first time touching snow, it was brilliant and everyone was so happy. I was one of the last people on the bus because I was having such a good time. Before we saw the snow a lot of people were complaining as to why we went out to a mining town when we could be shopping instead, (I wasn't one of these people as think it was a very interesting experience.. and you can go shopping anywhere) The only other time I have touched snow before was when I was ten or eleven we went skiing at Perisher one year for a family holiday with my brother and Dad that was a wonderful trip. Sorry for going off topic. It is a shame that chores don't magically go away but I guess that's why they are called chores ^_^ Close To Me is my brother second favourite Cure song his first being Friday Im In Love, what's interesting is that his favourite version of Close To Me is actually the Paris live version. My brother does like a lot of their more mainstream songs and he isn't really fond of Disintegration as it was written by a depressed persion but despite this he actually likes the title track :). Speaking of Close To Me I sent a friend a link to a video clip of 'The Southpark Mechastresiand episode' and the only one I could find was a combination of parts of the episode, some video clip footage including Close To Me and an interview with Robert (Have you heard that really annoying song at the moment called Barbastreisand by Duck Sauce, well this friend sent me an email with the lyrics, she knows I hate the song. while we had a spare together so I sent her an email saying a better dance track was Crystal Castles Not In Love ft. Robert Smith and it began from there, I then sent her a link to the mecha-stresiand wikipedia page. Anyways I sent her the link. And afterwards she was saying Robert was a stupid crazy emo and he looked creepy :( She was talking to me later and said that if she watched creepy video clips like that her mother would probably send her to a psychologist? Which doesn't make a lot of sense. I remember wathcing Close To Me when I was young it's a rather good music video actually. I understand what you mean, it must have been amazing. It's okay that you didn't touch his hair as I said I would chicken out. It is quite sad I'm just glad that he had an amazing life and he saw his children grow up and their children grow up. My brother who is the youngest of his grand children was twelve at the time. I think he had a very good life and although no one wants to die, he accepted it. Im so grateful that my dad spent the year looking after him, I think it was lovely for both of them. Hopefully her medicine get's sorted out soon. I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday so I'm just at home at the moment. My mother was so lovely she bought me a Cure cd (I told her I would like Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me) and she got me the deluxe edition :) So I've been listening to that a bit and just relaxing. Bye for now :)
Awww! (that you say it the same way)It's funny, the word tends to lose it's oomph when it's spoken in another accent (try saying cemetarry!) : )(I imagine it works in reverse!) No need for apologies..I'm the one who ought to give a warning when my topics change..you actually stay on yours while I bounce all around! lol My keyboard sucks I just came up with a quarter rest or half note rest, to signal a change of topics. 3 -- turn it around... Oh I'm gonna put Kmkmkm on right now..(hops flea-like (i like my analogy)to her dvd player) How are you doing? Hey, the rarities version of Like Cockatoos!!! :D Has a totally different twist to it...a little more ominous (sp?)... very cool. What neat sounds. 7 (8th rest lookalike)
Oh man! You had all four taken out on the same day?? Dude! ; ) You're one tough chickadee!
I bet your cheeks are all.. actually, no, it's good that you had 'em out before you got too old--I know someone who waited 'til he was in his mid-forties and he looked pretty funny--like a squirrel with its cheeks full of nuts. : )Yes, they loved the snow- even my teenagers! My 15 y/o son became alive. I am so glad I got to do that! Right now he's pissed at me cos of hair dye issues grrr...I'm not going to the store again!
(well, not today). Blue-black does not look blue!!! sigh
Your bus trip sounds like it was a blast. I'm glad you got to see and mess around with snow. Actually, Julian is the town we ended up in, it's charming isn't it? We did some shopping and eating whilst there, and John got himself and his daughter F-CK CANCER tee shirts. Where the U is supposed to be, there's a scary looking skull. : ) You know, it's really cool that your grandpa got to see his kids and g'kids..my dad got to see his g'kids before he went. That is a lovely thought! : )
Ok back to the Cure! You said Disintegration was written by a depressed person, and it's interesting, cos this morning I told John that remember hearing that RS is actually a quite happy person : ) and that he processes his stuff through writing songs, like he gets the crud out that way...and he's cleansed himself. Sigh it has b
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 3/2/2011 4:12 PM (GMT-04:00)
Oops, now its my turn to have a song stuck-sorry! The last part of your note... "Find a CURE.. I must fight this sickness..." -Pornography (the actual title track!) Thanks for your patience with me...a couple days ago our family went up to a mountain town and played in the snow..found a place that had almost no people; t'was an ancient cemetery (btw! do Aussies say it like the Brits do? "Seme-tree" ?) : ) Now, we're semi-civilized folk- we didn't mess with any tombstones, nor did we (intentionally) mess around on tops of people's graves, but there was a clearing where we had snowball fights. : ) Apparently we'd lucked out cos later in the day, we passed the place and somebody'd put up yellow warning tape, barring entrance..it was up a hill and a wee bit scary coming down the steps where the snow was sloshy...it was John's, my son's and two younger daughters and their friend's first time ever in the snow. : ) Sigh it is a shame that chores don't just do themselves on days like that, catching up took up other days..so thanks again. : )
: )-->that you love another (not quite so title track) Close To Me. : ) I love that song *so much* too!!! "I never thought this day would end!" lol I laugh because it's so true! : D and how sometimes, we just get "people'd out" ; )... Bless RS's heart...he hit the nail on the head with that one. Ok, speaking of him, it was just trippy being in the same room with him! I was awestruck...almost reverent, actually! I believe in Jesus dying for me and all that, and that God made RS, but I'd lived with his music inside me for so long and it was almost like *poof* there he was...just standing there, talking to people like a regular person-lol I don't know why I found it hard to think of him as a person. His music made him big..his songs surround him? Hehe nope I didn't touch his hair, sorry! Just his right hand. I did call him "sir" though, when my friend asked him if he'd take a picture with me. I must have sounded like a crazy girl, cos i added to her request, "Oh yes, if you would, please, Sir!" Then I laughed and laughed...until I began hating the sound of my laughing, so I stopped. It was starting to sound like it was in pain. Painful laughter. Maybe it was cos it was so late and I was so tired, but still fully aware that I was standing next to my absolute, all-time favorite singer/musician/songwriter. It isn't his celebrity-ness that blows me away though, nor the fact that others think he's brilliant...but excellent musicians in general- even guys in church for crying out loud! Well, the ones that make music that moves me, I feel inadequate, untalented by comparison--like I'm standing next to greatness...and I'm a flea. : ) Well, he is better at playing guitar than I am! : ) I'm so sorry about your grandfather! How awful to think his work environment was the cause of his cancer. : < I am glad they were able to treat his pain..at Children's here, Heather has been prescribed another medicine until the epidrine gets put out again (her neurologist wondered aloud last week, as to why it'd been discontinued, some people could make a *bundle* putting that stuff out, everybody tells her how effective it is). Hope your week is going well.
Posted by cats_n_cheese on 2/27/2011 11:57 AM (GMT-04:00)
It did hurt after, but not for long :-) You'll be fine, just eat soup and yoghurt for a couple of days ;-)
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 2/26/2011 5:17 PM (GMT-04:00)
I'm glad you're feeling better! Oh, I like how you use the word "a little irritating" cos that's really the proper response to people like that..i guess I had blown that case out of proportion some because the mom and I had gotten along really well...and I'd thought I actually made a friend...and there wasn't anyone else who seemed to want to "hang out". But there are other moms in the sea! I have an aunt (she's not a mom, but..) who used to live in London, where social classes are pretty distinct I guess, but because her accent was Scottish, she was considered classless, the whole business didn't touch her. : ) I think Australain accents are cute! Have you ever heard of The Newsboys? One cannot really call them a band from there anymore, as only the drummer is...Oh, re.: what you said about those who act like they are somehow better than others-I'm glad you feel that way too. : ) 'The Only One' is off of their 4:13 Dream (in my earlier note only '13 Dream' manifested, but I'm sure I typed the '4:') Hmph! Oh well! At any rate I highly recommend KMx3! Yeah yeah yeah!! : D : D : D So many songs on that album are wonderful...the (almost! not quite!) title track is explosive! "The Kiss" I guess it's a love/hate relationship that it's about....and the music goes perfectly with the lyrics. 'Hot Hot Hot' is just the grooviest..the "Mixed Up" version of the same is absolutely WOW, btw..dancing is mandatory! Also,(of course), 'Just Like Heaven' is on there--have you ever seen the video for that one? RS and Mary dance on the edge of cliffs and it is so lovely and surreal...I heard that 'How Beautiful You Are' is based on a book, and I think it's wonderful advice to a girl whose pretty to think outside of herself, to get over herself and put herself in someone else's shoes, instead of feeling spotlighted in a bad way. Maybe she shouldn't assume the worst in people? Cos she'll reflect what she imagines to see. "I hate these people staring, make them go away from me." She should listen to: "Oh smear this man across the walls like strawberries and cream (its the only way its the only way to be-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-yeah!)" I just got up and looked at THOTD...titles... Oh yeah! 'Push!' I guess I always took that line to mean "Don't take attention from guys as all that serious, be sweet and smile while you deflect their advances.. The appointment went well, thank you! She likes to stay up late and talk on the phone or chat online and sleep in the next day, and she can, on certain days of the week, however, she shares a room with Faith and she always fights waking up and she's got me trained to just pull her by the feet out of the bed! Her protesting all the way...lol (it's funny now, but) this business always wakes up her sister. I don't think H gets her 8 hours sleep every night...and her taking naps during the day and drinking cokes and coffee in the afternoon doesn't help. So we're going to address some of those issues. Thank you for wishing her well!! It's very sweet of you! : ) Oh! The Tragic Tantrum were really good! Their songs spoke to me, and during their set I walked to their merch table and one of the ladies there almost seemed to expect me. I asked if they took checks. They apologized, no, but if I hang around till Zoe (the lead singer) comes back, she may make an exception! One of her songs was about how she'd tried to fit into a mold the world wanted her in, and how she wasn't like other people AND THAT WAS COOL, WE CAN BE STRONG IN OUR UNLIKENESS! That's basically the gist of her message, I think...at any rate, John had bought me their album earlier and now I have it! She's a local gal I've seen before, she did this solo ballerina music box dance in complete costume to sweet music during a Christmas festival last year. She does it all on her own, there's no turntable spinning her, but you can totally see how much she resembles a music jewelry box ballerina as she strikes different poses, and she is extremely fit and one can tell she's giving it her best effort, using every muscle...woah another tangent! Her box is white, her dress is white her wig upon her head (it goes up, a fancy Marge Simpson? Like Victorian-style) her face is white. It is neat to see people in their element, eh? Abney Park was danceable, and the lead singer was funny in that he always said before a song: "This next song really sucks.." It was cute. The Steam Powered Giraffe were brilliant, in the true sense of the word. They have some talking along with their music and their set didn't seem long enough...but they were grand. : ) "The John" personally welcomed us, giving Heather a hug. Very nice. : ) I had no idea what to say to Mr. Robert. I'd admired his work for such a long time... I blurted out was that I'd been listening to him since the '80's....and his eyes seemed to say, "So what?" and I immediately felt like, duh, that's what everybody probably says. He was polite. I did get to shake his hand!!! That was a cool part-I pretended to be Julie Andrews being Maria meeting the captain she thinks but it's really the butler...just be bold in spite of the fear...I said "Hello!" upon being presented to him and I extended my right hand for a shake, and he shook it. : ) That was supremely cool! : D : D : D Only trouble is, I had no idea what to say after! LOL
We do have a relay for life here. Yeah, hmm. That sounds like something to do... : ) I'm sorry about your grandfather. Cancer stinks, it is unfair, "careless in its choosing" hey, (while I'm misquoting him), do you like David Bowie? So was your grandfather in a place that addressed his pain adequately? That's the part I hate to think about. The fact that it hurts. Stupid, crazy cells. I hate cancer. sorry to cry on your page...
Posted by cats_n_cheese on 2/26/2011 6:47 AM (GMT-04:00)
wow, you've got a busy week coming up! I've still got my upper wisdom teeth, but the bottom ones I had to have out. But they heal really quick. You learn Indonesian?! That's great! I regret not continuing with languages when I left school, now I've forgotten most of it! I did French and German. I've seen your request, I'll accept in a mo :-) Have a lovely weekend also! =^.^=
Posted by AuntieHelen on 2/25/2011 1:17 PM (GMT-04:00)
I know what you mean about the General Forum being the most popular... but I guess it's better placed in The Cure music one... Wherever you put it I shall be sure to pop on a post or three (maybe not this weekend as I've got all my fun and games planned)! :) I haven't read 1984 (shamefully) does they use Nu-speak? I have read A Clockwork Orange and they speak in a strange language, it's very well written but it takes a while for you to get your head round what they are saying! Favourite movies? I am a fan of old black and white films (must be a nostalgia thing for a time that I never got to experience) but one of my all time favourite films is called Black Narcissus - it's beautifully shot - they don't make them like that anymore. I like films that make you think, RFAD although harrowing does sound like it's worth my time. When I was at school French (our closest neighbour) was compulsory then each class got to do either Spanish, German or Latin(very useful! although saying that I would have enjoyed it as I like to understand the origins of words) - I did Spanish! Indonesian does sound very exotic to me! As you've been studying it for a while now I guess you're pretty good at it? Your teachers sound great btw! The extra flexibility and responsibility you get from Virtual schooling will hold you in good stead should you go to Uni. Do you think you will? What would you like to study and where? Cairns like a lovely place live and visit - it's a shame though that there's not much to keep you and your friends there (unless you want to go into the tourist industry I guess)... I have always lived in (pretty much) the same area - I like it - but sometimes I think it would have been nice to have an incentive to go and see the world a bit more. It's a shame you don't get many bands visiting Cairns - how far away is Brisbane. I live a 45min (ish) train ride to London so it's easy for me (England is a small place though!) I'm sure I'll have a great time this weekend - are you up to anything nice? I'll let you know my favourite lyrics when you post your topic :) Take care and speak soon!
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 2/23/2011 2:49 PM (GMT-04:00)
Hi! Am doing well, thank you for asking. How are you doing? I was listening to The Holy Hour on my ipod and got inspired to write on the word thread a word that I really have a hard time with, the word, "exemplary"...there was this person I knew who was married and had 4 little girls and her aim was to have exemplary children..(maybe protect them from the crud she grew up with? I dunno), but we apparently weren't good enough for her..so I hate the word "exemplary"! She used the word when referring to schools and curriculum for her kids. So i went to an older lady i knew and ranted about this, and the older woman said something i will never forget: "I'd rather have my kids be a little rough around the edges and love their fellow man than be prim and proper legalists too good for other people.' YEAH!! I'm sorry I'm completely off topic, now! It did start with a song off of Faith, though! So does it sort of count? : ) Oh the song I was quoting was "The Only One" and it's off their 13 Dream album. It's a song i wouldn't mind discussing with Mr. Robert someday....some of it is completely true and some of it seems to shift responsibility...Oh I heard Charlotte Sometimes and thought of you today. : )
I will try to condense my story of how I scored tix for my family and I. My 17 y/o daughter is a cancer patient-she has a brain tumor. It is at an inoperable place by her brain stem. She has a neurology appointment this friday, and we're seeing about getting another type of pain reliever for her-as her epidrine is on back order. John, Heather, Faith, and I went to see Abney Park, The Tragic Tantrum and our favorites The Steam-Powered Giraffe a couple weeks ago, and Heather sported herself some goggles, which she had handmade with her brother's help, and they turned out really cool--some people asked where she got them and told her that if she made another pair like that, they'd buy them (they had faux fur on the sides!) She put other goggles to shame.
My hair is wavy too, and I did buy a straightener, but my kids use it. i already bleach my hair and don't want to damage it further...oh yeah, well, Heather has had two brain surgeries and is doing well. She is in her senior year of high school and has a part time job at a pizza shop. We keep close eye on her tumor thru MRI's. Well, it turns out that RS's favorite charity is kids with cancer. And he knew someone who found out about us, and decided to be a real sweetheart. : ) At any rate, i am borrowing Heather's computer to write this and I should give it back to her! Take care and have a great week!
Posted by cats_n_cheese on 2/23/2011 2:28 PM (GMT-04:00)
I'm sorry you're not feeling 100%! Hopefully you will feel better soon. Things are good here, but busy! You study radio? That's great! Do you want to get into radio after school? Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is a great album. TO be honest I don't really dislike any ;-) Disc 3 of JTD is mainly from the Wish era, with other non-album/b side songs on there, like covers of Purple Haze :-) If you want to fire over a friend request on FB, I'm cats n'cheese ;-) I hope you have a lovely day! x
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 2/22/2011 1:17 PM (GMT-04:00)
my computer is in the shop as it has a virus that we couldn't get rid of. My daughter is graciously letting me use hers--but i need to go now and I'll ttyl
Posted by cats_n_cheese on 2/21/2011 2:46 PM (GMT-04:00)
I'm good thanks, and you? I'm pleased school's good, and that you're getting all the albums! I love The Head On The Door, it's a great album! Which ones are you still waiting to get? Ah, b-sides :-) My favourites are on CD3, Burn is my favourite (although it's not a b-side!) and This Twilight Garden. I love that song, so beautiful! And maybe you will convert your friend as well! That would be great :-) Hey, are you on facebook at all? Chat soon!! =^.^=
Posted by AuntieHelen on 2/20/2011 12:29 PM (GMT-04:00)
My spelling's atrocious sometimes (I'm too reliant on spell check) and I could have just thought you were using text speak or something! I googled RFAD it looks like it would be a good watch so I'll look out for it, my boyfriend's really into his films so it's possible he's seen it already... I am terrible for falling asleep when watching movies at home, I've watched the first 15 mins of many a good film only to wake up as the credits roll... Indonesian? That is very interesting, and unusual but I guess with your closest neighbours being Asian countries it makes perfect sense. What made you choose it over Japanese - which I presume would be a popular language choice? Are you learning to write it also? A friend of mine is learning Cantonese - but they are doing it phonetically so they're not learning the chinese symbols. Virtual schooling does sound like a great idea - especially if you live in a rural area (I can't imagine a small town would have many Indonesian tutors). I've not been up to much really. It's coming up to Spring now - the evenings are getting a bit lighter which is great - those long dark winter nights can get me down a bit. I've been out in the garden today clearing away leaves and all the bulbs I planted last year are coming up! I've got a fun filled weekend coming up next weekend. I'm visiting an old friend who lives in London, we're going to go to the Tate Britain art gallery, we have a table booked at a lush Indian restaurant called The Cinnamon Club which is in a fantastic old building in Westminster that used to be an old library and after that we're going to an adult circus show called La Soiree. Looking forwards to it! And you're right it's great that there are so many Cure fans around to talk to although I haven't mentioned The Cure once in this post, so feel slightly guilty... I saw you've been discussing lyrics that you find powerful/get stuck in your head with EGM - I think that would make a great topic on the forum!
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 2/17/2011 3:42 PM (GMT-04:00)
Hi (our eldest daughter has the same name as you!)
I have the deluxe edition of Faith! I have put it on my ipod, actually...so...i have it playing now! hehe. He sounds like such a rebel : ). Ok.."The shallow drowned lose less than we." I have given thought to that phrase before and I guess I always took it to mean people who have deep relationships that fail or end have a lot more to lose than those who keep people at arm's length. "There's a lot riding on your tires" was a tire commercial I heard one night and took it to mean the same thing...those who have a lot will have a lot to reckon for! Lyrics that get stuck...yeah! "You and me are the world," she said. "Nothing else is real. The two of us is all there is; the rest is just a dream!" It helps me to focus on what is in front of me, 5 senses and all that. I am hugely distactable at times...
"Please love me. Meet my mother. But the fear takes hold..creeping up the stairs in the dark, waiting for the death blow." Sometimes someone else can verbalize sentiments we hold vaguely without really looking at them with words and it's like aha! (In this case, RS). I also never had the guts to actually say to someone: "Please love me." But that is a basic human need, right, the reason to keep living is knowing you're loved. : ) I don't think I ever heard anyone actually say that, but it is an undercurrent in everyone. (Oh, and a special thanks for disagreeing that I blethered on! : ) Your words were so kind. I also want to say heartily *thank you* for congratulating us; it'll be 20 years (married) April 23.
"The Shallow drowned.." I was thinking could be taken another way- if a worldwide cataclysmic electrical shortage happened and all batteries died rendering us unable to listen to music, those only superficially interested will not feel as deep a loss as those who have invested time and energy and money-shudder-hey that's scary! At least we'd have birds singing. Our electric keyboard wouldn't play..
Guys and girls in 1983 had their hair teased - short in back, long in front and if you had a job or really nice parents it might be black, or magenta...or bleach blond. Oh what fun it was dressing up back then! We used to really dig thrift stores and being able to sew was a plus...There were no Hot Topics..no pre-torn jeans in stores...well, a shop called Retail Slut was over in Hollywood (we actually have something still that I'd bought at a store across the street-a tiny blue, articulated skeleton earring (I'd lost the other one) and John keeps it in a wee blue plastic box in his miniature collection, cos I gave it to him...it looked so perfect the way he had it--like a tiny opened grave when he took the lid off...There were a few boys who'd wear slightly oversized men's button-down shirts over their pants, there was one boy who had a shirt and jacket and rosary necklace... I remember a boy who always wore a grey tie-dyed t-shirt but he made it look cool with his tapered pants and jappos (winos?) and the hair, (the all-important accessory!!!) Actually, aside from the bob hairdos that were prevalent, having black teased hair short in the back was cool, made even more so if you were pale-complected, (as we used to call it). And boys wore eyeliner. : ) Yeah, this was San Diego, east county. That's great that you were here in Jan. Did you get a chance to visit our zoo? I want to tell everyone who hasn't yet to go to the elephants from the left route, as opposed to the right...so when you're by the pandas, (they are on your right) you're heading south as far as you can go, then a pretty steep hill will take you past the peccaries on the right, polar bear exhibit on your left, if you continue on that path and go that way, you see something you don't coming from the other direction. Our zoo is amazing.
When The Cure played here in 1989 they opened with Plainsong (funny title, yeah? Being as it is very far from plain!!!! It is a truly awesome song!" At one point you mentioned how you fell back in love with their music re: Charlotte Sometimes, I did the same thing, watching their Trilogy dvd. when I'd ended my musical fast. I'll never forget how I felt upon hearing those lovely songs again...I took deep breaths and it felt like I could breathe again-
You have a very nice mom, she gives you what you want on special days. : ) Some moms don't do that. Getting The Deluxe version of Disintegration is an absolutey wonderful gift, don't let anyone tell you otherwise! I ordered our17 y/o daughter her cap and gown yesterday, this morning watched a video of her when she was three....kids sure grow up fast! I hope you have an excellent day.
Posted by AuntieHelen on 2/17/2011 8:14 AM (GMT-04:00)
Hello again - not posted for a while (sorry) but I see EGM has been keeping you busy! I've not watched Requiem For A Dream - thanks for the heads up - I will seek this out.
Glad you're enjoying school... I've no idea what "virtual schooling" is... please tell... Whatever it is, it makes me feel like a dinosaur! :D
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 2/15/2011 1:15 AM (GMT-04:00)
It's like different sides of a coin, or a cube...maybe a diamond would be the best comparison, as there are so many facets to it all. : ) And all give off their particular shine. Faith is a very good album and when I first got it I played it all the time :) My favourite songs off Faith are The Funeral Party, The Drowning Man, Faith itself and All Cats Are Guys. I also like Wish a lot mainly for the songs I mentioned before and it works really well as an album which shows both their dark,slow side and thier more upbeat,pop side. My absolute favourite Cure album is Disintegration, it was the first Cure album I got and ever since I first heard it I've always loved it, it's so beautiful and emotional. Pornography is quite dark but it is very good, Cold is one of my favourites from that album. I agree The Cure are a very multi-facted band and that's what's so great about them ^-^. Do you like the B-sides? I've been listening to them recently and I adore A Chain Of Flowers and Fear Of Ghosts. When and how did you get into The Cure?
here goes the cure website again--idk but this is really cool/strange/coincidental? You asking what my favorite albums kind of primed my brain as to what my favorites are, to put on my new ipod classic today!!! Lately people here have been almost prophetic...(and I have a huge smile on my face, btw)
my favorites off Faith are PRIMARY Omygosh btw, on Youtube there is a longer version of Primary!!--ahhhhh), The Drowning Man, Faith. Songs off Pornography that I like the most are One Hundred Years, A Strange Day, A Short Term Effect...I love how they took risks musically on that album and still made it work--and idk but it's almost like meeting someone less fortunate than you that helps put things in better perspective--and I've had my share of strange days!!--and I like how he pluralizes the feelings about dying--from a personal thought to including every wretch here on the planet: "It doesn't matter if (we all) instead of (I) die.." cos we're all in this mess together right? but hey, wait a minute. Your name..."songs about happiness murmured in dreams and we both of us knew how the end always is"-gosh one can apply that sentiment to zillions of scenarios, eh? May I please ask you why you chose that lyric out of all 'em? allright...while we're there, doesn't Disintegration just flow? Every song on that album is good, and every one leads into the following one so beautifully...I love Prayers For Rain, Pictures Of You, Homesick was special to me cos I was over to my boyfriend-atthe-time's house on the weekends and had to go home to my dad's on Mondays..and how increasingly difficult that became! We're married now... : ) I have a feeling RS was pretty pleased with how it turned out as well, him letting himself be photographed for the cover.. : ) I've said that Disintegration is like their Abbey Road (I think the Beatles' best album). Wish comes very close to Disintegration, in my ranking. I put the b-sides of Faith, Disintegration (is stuck in my computer right now, actually, which is why I stopped the process)as well as the b-sides of Pornography. Yes, i enjoy listening to the songs' evolvement ?-idk if that's a word or not! But it is enjoyable seeing the songs in their early stages. : D
I think I first heard The Cure on 91X, in 1983 when I fell in love with their sound.
There was this white (pale) guy, who had rather big black hair, who dressed in black that I used to watch from a distance at a 16 and up new wave/punk danceclub. He always got up to dance when the Cure would come on and I thought he looked truly awesome, then found pics of the band where I saw his inspiration...well, I dropped his name at a party to a guy who happened to be a friend of his (who was very flattered by my comparing the 2 guys)in 1983..and the guy I met at the party gave me a homemade cassette of Happily Ever After (Faith and 17 Seconds) then I was hooked, cooked, stuck like glue and there was always a place in my heart for the cure even when I went on a couple years fast from all "secular" music to pursue more religious songs...I'm blethering too much sorry, but I feel I could continue, and idk if you want to hear all this!...the music scene in San Diego is less snobby than it used to be, though, thank God! : ) How did you get into The Cure?
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 2/13/2011 7:01 PM (GMT-04:00)
(at the moment)
I really have a hard time picking favorites, cos right now am in a Faith mood, but if I feel the need for an energy boost I think I'd put Wish on.
How about past favorites? I'd feel untrue if I didn't mention Pornography and (of course) the absolutely awesome Disintegration--overall, I'd say Disintegration was my favorite but Happily Ever After was my favorite before that, and we simply cannot leave off their pop singles!! Definitely mood-lifting is Japanese Whispers--there was a time when LGTB,The Walk, Lovecats (and Oh Wow..the video for that song is sooo fun!!) : D were my absolute favorites...um.. I'm sorry I can't pick just one! It's like different sides of a coin, or a cube...maybe a diamond would be the best comparison, as there are so many facets to it all. : ) And all give off their particular shine.
Posted by edgegotmoved3 on 2/12/2011 1:20 PM (GMT-04:00)
(rather than on the tomatoes thread) that that robertosama guy is full of crap...along with catchy upbeat tunes there are *brilliant* moments on the Wish album, as well as on Bloodflowers. And yesterday, I was at my husband's work and The Only One (4:13 Dream)was available on the jukebox and I played it for him and me and it is such a celebration of love!!!!!!!!! You know, I may just post this on robertosama's page...hmph!
Posted by AuntieHelen on 2/12/2011 5:25 AM (GMT-04:00)
I thought I'd post here - rather than on the forum - like you say that post is annoying so I'd rather not bump it up again! I've not been up to much - went to see Black Swan the other night with some friends which I enjoyed - this morning I'm on the internet avoiding housework :(
How's school going? When I was growing up I was heavily influenced by my parent's taste in music but luckily they had (on the whole) good taste in music. Dad likes stuff like The Beatles, Hendrix, The Beachboys, Cream etc and Mum likes Elvis, Motown and The Kinks (she also had a couple of Donny Osmond and David Essex singles - but I'll let her off on those - she was a teenager in the 60's after all so was allowed to have dodgy teenage crushes!) 10 Imaginary Years does get the best reviews (like you say band members actually contributed to it) but it's limited in scope - fingers crossed RS has an entire history of The Cure in the pipeline! HOTD is a classic - Push, 6 different ways and A Night Like This are favourites of mine too! I also marvel that to me, a Saxophone in the hands of any other band is sonic torture - but I LOVE Cure songs with Sax's in them - I think I have Porl to thank for that! Bloodflowers is great - I haven't listened to it in a while so I might give a spin... I've been listening to WMS most recently - don't let other people put you off too much - there are some great songs on there too! :)
Posted by AuntieHelen on 2/5/2011 11:14 AM (GMT-04:00)
How have you been? I'm glad you're enjoying pornography and wish - I think most fans agree that wendy time is the least favourite wish track (boy would I not want to be the muse for that particular song!). What do your parents think of your interest in The Cure (your mum especially as she used to be a fan)? I'm with you on having hard copies of things - ebooks leave me cold and I don't own an ipod (eek!). I've got a basic MP3 player (its literally a start/stop/skip sort) but I rarely use it. I also like to listen to an album from start to finish - I've never got into dipping into an album for selected tracks but I guess that has something to do with my age...! Also with vinyl, CD's and cassettes you get the artwork and sleevenotes to go with it and that's all part of the experience in my opinion! I've not read any books about The Cure, but I am interested if any are worth a read. There was a topic started a while ago about an RS Bio that I commented on to ask if any could be recommended but I don't think anyone replied. Which album do you think you'll go for next?
Posted by AuntieHelen on 2/5/2011 11:01 AM (GMT-04:00)
How have you been? I'm glad you're enjoying pornography and wish. I think most fans agree that wendy time is the least favourite wish track (boy would I NOT want to be the muse for that song!) but there are so many great songs on there and like you say, a good mix of Cure styles. What do your parents think of your interest in the Cure (your mum especially as she used to be a fan)? I'm with you on hard copies of things - the thought of e-books leaves me cold and I don't own an i-pod (eek!) although I do have a very basic MP3 player (it's literally a start,stop,skip kind) but I rarely use it. I also like to listen to an album from start to finish - I've never got into dipping into an album for selected tracks - but I guess that has something to do with my age... Also with vinyl,cd,cassette you get the artwork & sleeve notes to go with it and that's part of the whole experience in my view! I've not read any books about the Cure - although I'm interested in which ones are worth a read. There was a thread started a while ago about an RS Bio that I commented on to ask if any books could be recommended but I don't think anyone responded! Which album do you think you'll go for next?
Posted by AuntieHelen on 1/20/2011 1:23 PM (GMT-04:00)
and that you are enjoying your Cure time! What do you think of your new CD purchases? I read on another thread that you have 3 Imaginary Boys on tape - I'm amazed someone your age even has a cassette player :D
Posted by AuntieHelen on 1/6/2011 1:50 PM (GMT-04:00)
and that your stay in the US has been amazing! :) How old is your brother? If he likes some Cure stuff then there's still hope that you can bring him round to Disintegration one day! I can see why a lot of your mates at school could dismiss The Cure as "old" music, but if they actually gave it a listen, I think they'd be suprised at how modern it sounds - Pornography in particular was well ahead of it's time. For me, I think The Cure have a timeless quality - maybe because they've always done their own thing and have not been tied to a particular sound or genre and so the vast majority of their songs sound fresh and not dated. I hope you are enjoying Faith and Paris too!
Posted by AuntieHelen on 12/23/2010 2:03 PM (GMT-04:00)
once you're 17 you can apply for a provisional licence, then once you've got it you can drive, accompanied by an adult with a full licence - but NO testing is required! You need to pass your theory test (and they've now introduced a hazard awareness test) before you can take your actual test. None of my friends at school liked the same music as me (apart from my sister!) - but don't let it get you down, the only thing I missed was having someone to go to concerts with (my sis was never big on that kind of stuff)... These days I drag my boyfriend along, he came with me to an Arcade Fire gig a couple of years back, maybe I can convince him to come see The Cure with me??? He (and our wider group of friends) like more heavy to punky stuff (from Metallica to Blink182) but that's not really my bag... We live really close to Reading, so when the Reading Festival's on, he and our friends want to go on the "metal" day but I always want to go on the "alt rock" day... needless to say I get out-voted and don't end up going at all... :( Well I'll sign off now - just in case I don't get to speak with you before the big day, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy all the lovely sounds that Santa brings you!! :)
Posted by AuntieHelen on 12/22/2010 12:30 PM (GMT-04:00)
I do occasionally come up with a good line, not that often though..! ;) I understand completely what "spares" are now, I was just being dense! We have them in GB but we call them "free periods" and I remember many a "spare" was spent mucking about and not actually studying, or more often than not, doodling in my sketch book.
You have to do a test before you can drive with an adult with a driving licence? Over here they let you do that without testing you - which is a bit scary when you think about it! Do any of your friends share the same taste in music as you?
Posted by AuntieHelen on 12/21/2010 11:58 AM (GMT-04:00)
on passing your driving test! :) Was it your first attempt? I only passed 2nd time around - I was a complete nervous wreck!
I've spent a productive day shopping - getting all the last minute bits - I think I'm done now, I just have to wrap it all!
Re: radio station - it's good to have somewhere where you can have your own space - you mentioned you have your "spares" there - I've no idea what that means - can you explain?
You're right about Staring at the Sea being their best compilation - I'm not a big fan of "greatest hits" albums as a rule, but I feel SATS really holds it's own as a cohesive collection of great songs.
Posted by AuntieHelen on 12/20/2010 11:54 AM (GMT-04:00)
I became a Cure fan towards the end of middle school, so I would have been 11 or 12. My sister is two years older than me and she borrowed a copy of Staring at the Sea on cassette from a friend of her's who's older sister was a massive Cure fan. We listened to it non-stop; early favourites for me were Charlotte Sometimes and The Caterpillar. Then not long after that (in my 1st year of secondary school), Wish was released and I got that - and listened to it non-stop. I only got into the retrospective stuff through a guy I went out with when I was about 19, who was (and still is) a massive Cure fan - his favourite album is Pornography, so through him I got into the 17 seconds, Faith, Porno era stuff - and it carried on from there... The self titled album passed me by a bit - I must have been busy doing life stuff - but I got back on board with 4.13 Dream and that's about it! You're lucky to have an on site radio station at school - I love Jeff Buckley btw - he had the most beautiful voice, shame he's not with us anymore...
Posted by AuntieHelen on 12/18/2010 7:30 AM (GMT-04:00)
It took me a while to get round to listening Pornography - I was worried that it would be too dark. It is dark - but really, really good with it. I'm sure you'll love it. I'm almost envious of you, not in a malicious way, just because you are discovering the music for the first time and loving it, which is pretty cool. Mind you, I have a bit of discovering to do myself with the B-sides and rarities so I'll be putting Join the Dots and the deluxe editions on my to-do list. Take Care - Auntie Helen
Posted by AuntieHelen on 12/17/2010 9:58 AM (GMT-04:00)
I'm good thanks! I find it too hard to pick a favourite Cure album - I've always loved 17 seconds/Faith/Pornography - and often listen to them in sequence - they're so dark but I find them strangely uplifting. My boyfriend doesn't understand how I can listen (and dance) to an album with lyrics like "it doesn't matter if we all die" and not feel depressed - but it is how it is. I love The Top because I've not heard anything that compares to it, Wish was a big favourite in my teen years (I still love it now though!), Disintergration is beautiful but guaranteed to make me cry and I just don't get tired of 4.13 Dream. I want to listen to some of the rarities as I've not got round to those... I'm a bad Cure fan...
Posted by Songsabouthappiness on 12/16/2010 6:20 PM (GMT-04:00)
Hello Auntie Helen, Thank you but no I didn't draw it, I found on Deviantart a few years back. How are you? What is your favourite album/s by The Cure?
Posted by AuntieHelen on 12/16/2010 1:30 PM (GMT-04:00)
Hello Songsabouthappiness - I like your profile picture, it's really cute - did you draw it?
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