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"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench; a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." -- Hunter S. Thompson

"Only people of a certain disposition are frightened of being alone for the rest of their lives at the age of 26, and [I am] of that disposition."- Nick Hornby, "High Fidelity"

I'm 27, slightly chubby, and from Los Angeles. By day I'm a college student finishing the schoolwork I should have finished ages ago. By night and weekend I'm up to my elbows in popcorn butter while working at a single-screen arthouse theater in West LA. I'm overworked and astoundingly underpaid. I'm the Libra daughter of a divorced nurse and electrician, and I often wonder what I want to be when I grow up. Let me give you the power-point presentation:

  • I've been described as Barry from "High Fidelity", but female. I'm not sure if this is a compliment or not.
  • I am a wellspring of forgotten pop culture tidbits. If you don't get it, don't bother asking me to explain. It's just better for all of us if we don't delve too deeply into the katamari ball of trivia that is my brain. I'm a pop culture geek and I'm downright smug about it.
  • I have almost schizophrenic musical tastes. My CD collection includes Air, Billie Holiday, Oingo Boingo, The Bay City Rollers, The Ramones, Josh Groban, Wilco, Gilberto Gil and The Butthole Surfers.
  • I'm a natural brunette and damned proud of it.
  • I'm a registered Democrat with slighty Liberetarian leanings. I'm pro-choice, anti-censorship, pro gun control, pro gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana- but I'm annoyed by overzealous vegetarians and think the ACLU can be a bit nutty at times.
  • I know rock stars, adult film actors, exhibitionists, gender-free polyamorists, a punk albino, a prize-winning Leather Man, and a MTF transexual...but Scientologists and Furries creep me out.
  • I used to be morbidly obese, and have whittled myself down a healthy weight. So if you're a skinny girl who bitches about how fat you are because you're five or ten pounds over, I already don't fucking like you.
  • I was in a Rocky Horror Picture Show cast for 10 years.
  • I drink. With British men. (Meaning: A lot- and frequently.)
  • I curse like a sailor.
  • I Jewish guys.
  • I have a fetish for guys with curly/wavy dark hair. (I blame it on exposure to Joe Perry during those years where one's psychosexuality is formed.) It's not mandatory, but it's a big plus.
  • Glasses are yummy too. Very big plus.
  • I think LiveJournal should give us more interests...150 isn't enough to cover the bands I like as well as the other shit.
  • If you like My Chemical Romance or any of that crap, go away. You Hot-Topic wearin', screamo-listenin' chunder monkeys are the reason why suckers of Satan's teat like Fall Out Boy are all over the place when perfectly good bands like MiniBar can't break even. Go far away.
  • My tongue is long enough that I can eat a pudding cup without a spoon.
  • I'm really not as airheaded (or quite as smug) as I must seem in this bio.

    If you'd like to LJ-friend me, kindly drop me a comment. An "OMG, I like drinking chai tea in cemetaries while listening to Leonard Cohen too!" sort of thing is rather nice when meeting a stranger, and is definitely nice when you're entreating access to one's more personal missives.

    Let the self-deprecating humor begin.

    Last CD bought: Pete Yorn "Back and Fourth"
    Last vinyl record bought: Don Covey "Superdude"
    Last movie seen: "No Impact Man"
    Last book read: Uhhh...I forgot.
    Currently reading: My big-ass Astronomy textbook.

    Bands/Artists I Like(see gripe above) Sixites animal-named bands(Beatles, Byrds, Monkees, Turtles)• ABBA•Ryan Adams•Aerosmith•Badly Drawn Boy•Beck•Big Star•Billy Bragg•Jeff Buckley•Butthole Surfers•Nick Cave•Leonard Cohen•Coldplay•Lloyd Cole•Counting Crows•Elvis Costello•Everybody Else•Serge Gainsbourg•Peter Himmelman•Iggy & The Stooges•Antonio Calos Jobim•Gary Jules•Nick Lowe•Oingo Boingo•Old 97's•Parson Redheads•Patrick Park•Radiohead•Rooney•Sex Pistols•Paul Simon (/Simon & Garfunkel)•Sloan•Soundtrack of Our Lives•Bruce Springsteen•Squirrel Nut Zippers•Sublime•Matthew Sweet•Tenacious D•Tex and the Horseheads•The Beach Boys•The Blondes•The Butthole Surfers•The Doors•The Jayhawks•The Lovin' Spoonful•The Low & Sweet Orchestra•The Pixies•The Pogues•The Ramones•The Redwalls•The Replacements•The Rutles•The Smiths•The Strokes•The Wallflowers•The Zombies•Tom Waits•Butch Walker•Weezer•Wilco•Pete Yorn

    Friends' Band's Links
    Cary Brothers
    Greg Johnson
    Jukebox Junkies
    Kalai King
    Leeroy Stagger
    Dawn McCoy
    Chris Richards
60s music, adult swim, all things british, amoeba music, andy kaufman, apple soda, back to the future, bbc america, berkley breathed, big star, bill hicks, billy wilder, booze, brian wilson/the beach boys, britcoms, bubblegum pop, caramel frappuccinos, cemeteries, chai tea, cheap hedonism, chuck taylors, comedy, cover songs, cult movies, danny elfman, dark-haired boys, david sedaris, demitri martin, django reinhardt, doctor who, dr. pepper, dry/black humor, ebay, eddie izzard, edgar allan poe, elephant parts, elvis costello, england, english accents, fellatio, forbidden zone, found magazine, garlic, get smart, ghostbusters, googie architecture, graham norton, guitar hero, hope and crosby movies, hunter s. thompson, independent films, indian food, italian food, jack the ripper, jaffa cakes, jeff buckley, jewfros, john cusack, john waters, josh groban, judaism, junk food, keith olbermann, kissing, kitsch, kurt vonnegut, leopard print, life in hell, liv tyler, local bands, london, los angeles, manchester, meatless cooking, mel brooks, melrose trading post, mike nesmith, minibar, mixed cds, molesting the jonas brothers, monty python's flying circus, movie quotes, movies, much ado about nothing, nice jewish boys, oingo boingo, old school mtv, old school nickelodeon, oldies, omgshoes!, pet sounds, pete and pete, pete yorn, peter sellers, phil spector, pirates of the caribbean, pop culture, power pop, quentin tarantino, record collecting, renaissance faire, rhino records, roald dahl, rodney bingenheimer, rooney, roots rock/americana, screenwriting, serial killers, sins o' the flesh, six feet under, sleeping late, smart people, southern california, stars, taking photos, teasing emo kids, the 60s, the 80s, the beatles, the daily show, the evil dead trilogy, the history channel, the hotel cafe, the marx brothers, the monkees, the pogues, the princess bride, the schwartzman brothers, the sex pistols, the simpsons, the state, the tick, the wallflowers, the watchmen, the young ones, thrift stores, tim burton, tom waits, trampoline records, used record stores, vampire fiction, vampires, vintage modern furniture, vintage t-shirts, vinyl records, william shakespeare, woody allen, writing


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