25 September 2013

Chapter 272 ~ WOW am I a bit late... sorry, y'all...

Yes, this is the Random 20 for last week. I was so busy preparing for a Bar Mitzvah that I completely forgot to get that done! My bad, folks!!

The Random 20 for Thursday 19 September 2013.
1) "Hidden Sign" - Visage.
2) "Never Say Never" - Exchange.
3) "Don't Fear the Reaper" - Blue Oyster Cult.
4) "Tahitian Moon" - Porno For Pyros.
5) "Suffragette City" - David Bowie.
6) "Intergalactic" - Beastie Boys.
7) "Train In Vain" - Annie Lennox.
8) "Simple Economics" - Pedro the Lion.
9) "Exercise One" [Peel Session] - Joy Division.
10) "Danger on the Dance Floor" - The Cog is Dead.
11) "Extended Souvenir" - OMD.
12) "Blame It" - Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain.
13) "Peanuts" - The Police.
14) "Cries and Whispers" - New Order.
15) "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" - Death Cab for Cutie.
16) "Pitch the Baby" - Cocteau Twins.
17) "Green" [live] - OMD.
18) "Hemorrhage [In My Hands]" - Fuel.
19) "I Can't Help It" - Michael Jackson.
20) "6th Avenue Heartache" - The Wallflowers.

And yes, we *will* resume regular service tomorrow. ;-)

~ me

12 September 2013

Chapter 271 ~ A Rant and the Random 20...

Okay... nothing scares me out of a shower faster than a spider in a corner. And my shower is SMALL. Which sucks, big time. If you know me well enough, you *know* I hate, hate and HATE spiders. I'm scared of 'em. I see one and it's one of two things depending on the size of the mo'fo'--
it's either World War 3, or you're gonna see me step AWAY from the situation.

"Awww, what's wrong, Sunny? Scared of spiders?"

Uhm... yep.

If you think that's weak and wimpy of me, just remember--you didn't wake up to one crawling on your face when you were a child, right? Yeah. Thought so.

That said, time for the Random 20. It must be Thursday...

1) "Golden-vein" [BBC Session] - Cocteau Twins.
2) "Something About You" - Level 42.
3) "Cold" - Annie Lennox.
4) "Sabotage" - Beastie Boys.
5) "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra.
6) "(Exchange)" - Massive Attack.
7) "Pulling Mussels [From the Shell]" - Squeeze.
8) "The Motto" - Drake feat. Lil Wayne.
9) "If You Leave" [live] - OMD.
10) "So In Love" [live] - OMD.
11) "Sometimes Always" - The Jesus and Mary Chain.
12) "Exercise One" [Peel Session] - Joy Division.
13) "Let's Go" [extended mix] - Wang Chung.
14) "Building a Mystery" - Sarah McLachlan.
15) "Locomotion" [live] - OMD.
16) "Selfless, Cold and Composed" - Ben Folds Five.
17) "I'm On One" - DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.
18) "I'm a Boss" - Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross.
19) "Ch-Check It Out" - Beastie Boys.
20) "Butterfly" - The Verve.

*sigh* Now, Motoki needs to hit me up ASAP... uhm, I kinda need to use his shower--oh, yeah.

Did I mention that I have blue hair dye that needs to be rinsed out?

~ me

05 September 2013

Chaapter 270 ~ Yep... it's Thursday sooo...

...so, let's get some tune'age going, Starian Union-style.

1) "State of the Nation" - New Order.
2) "Otterley" - Cocteau Twins.
3) "Barely [If At All]" - The Verve Pipe.
4) "Way of Life" - New Order.
5) "Loverboy" - The Cog is Dead.
6) "For Phoebe Still A Baby" - Cocteau Twins.
7) "All Day Long" - New Order.
8) "Villains" - The Verve Pipe.
9) "Amelia" - Cocteau Twins.
10) "Body and Soul" - Sisters of Mercy.
11) "Hazel" - Cocteau Twins.
12) "So In Love" [live - Saturday 17 September 2011] - OMD.
13) "You're Not Alone" - Olive.
14) "Super Bass" - The Downtown Fiction.
15) "Somebody That I Used To Know" [radio edit] - Gotye.
16) "Hang Me Up To Dry" - The Black Keys.
17) "Time Warp" - The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
18) "Compliments" [Shibuyaka remix] - Bloc Party.
19) "Dr. Franklyn" [demo version] - The Cog is Dead.
20) "Seven A.M." - The Blue Nile.

Honorable Mention: "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen.
Happy Birthday to the late, great Freddie Mercury!

~ me

29 August 2013

Chapter 269 ~ Yep... it must be Throwback Thursday...

Y'all know what time it is...

1) "Turbo Lover" - Judas Priest.
2) "Luno" [Bloc Party vs. Death From Above 1979 remix] - Bloc Party.
3) "We Never Change" - Coldplay.
4) "Messages" [Peel Sessions version] - OMD.
5) "Let Me Go" - Heaven 17.
6) "Time and Time Again" - Counting Crows.
7) "Feathers-Oars-Blades" [BBC Sessions version] - Cocteau Twins.
8) "So In Love" [Live - Saturday 17 September 2011] - OMD.
9) "Only the Young" - Journey.
10) "Life's An Ocean" - The Verve.
11) "Fortress Around Your Heart" - Sting.
12) "Roller Coaster" - Jesus and Mary Chain.
13) "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" - Coldplay.
14) "Here Comes the Rain" - The Eurythmics.
15) "You and the Mona Lisa" - Shawn Colvin.
16) "Almost Gold" - Jesus and Mary Chain.
17) "Remember the Time" - Michael Jackson.
18) "Make It 'Till Monday" - The Verve.
19) "Sunday" [Dark Weekender Mix] - Exchange.
20) "Sometimes Always" - Jesus and Mary Chain.

~ me

23 August 2013

Chapter 268 ~ Pardon the Disruption, Folks...

...and now, as I'm actually a day late, this week's Random 20.

1) "Contour" - Exchange.
2) "Ice-Pulse" - Cocteau Twins.
3) "Ch-Check It Out" - Beastie Boys.
4) "Hemorrhage [In My Hands]" - Fuel.
5) "Tour de France 03" [Long Distance Version 2] - Kraftwerk.
6) "It Must Have Been Love" - Roxette.
7) "Sonnet" - The Verve.
8) "Bloc Bloc Bloc" - OMD.
9) "She's Lost Control" - Joy Division.
10) "You & I" [Slow Rise Mix] - Delerium feat. Zoë Johnston.
11) "Tulips" [Minotaur Shock Remix] - Bloc Party.
12) "Darla Down the Automaton" - The Cog is Dead.
13) "China Girl" - David Bowie.
14) "Final Song" - OMD.
15) "F*ck You" - Cee-Lo Green.
16) "Let's Go Out Tonight" - The Blue Nile.
17) "Love and Pride" - King.
18) "The Boss" - Diana Ross.
19) "Shallow Then Halo" - Cocteau Twins.
20) "Simple Economics" - Pedro the Lion.

Preparing for an Ultreya at Church...
~ me

20 August 2013

Chapter 267 ~ The Post-Chicago Post, and... and, a True Like!?

Yes, you Citizens read proper. But first, last week's Random 20!

1) "Crystal" - New Order.
2) "Electricity" - OMD.
3) "Just Can't Get Enough" - Depeche Mode.
4) "Wild Is the Wind" - David Bowie.
5) "Casual Affair" - Tonic.
6) "Abram" - José González.
7) "Hopelessly" - Rick Astley.
8) "Stinkfist" - Tool.
9) "Body and Soul" [12" EP version] - Sisters of Mercy.
10) "Raining In Baltimore" - Counting Crows.
11) "Suffer Well" - Depeche Mode.
12) "Black or White" - Michael Jackson.
13) "What's Your Fantasy?" - Ludacris. [Yes... Ludacris. Shush.]
14) "Disco Inferno" - The Trammps.
15) "Losing My Religion" - R.E.M.
16) "Sunday" [Night Operations Mix] - Exchange.
17) "I Love a Man In Uniform" - Gang of Four.
18) "Like a G-6" [feat. The Cataracts and Dev] - Far East Movement.
19) "Turn To Stone" - Electric Light Orchestra.
20) "Seekers Who Are Lovers" - Cocteau Twins.

So Chicago was fantastic. Absolutely FANTASTIC. I enjoyed staying at my Mom and Stepdad's for the weekend... but 4 days aren't enough. So next year I will be up there for a whole week. I'm already looking forward to it! :-)

One of the big highlights, was visiting not one but TWO Cathedrals over the weekend! Holy Name is the Roman Catholic Cathedral, St. James is the Episcopal Cathedral. Both are absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully we will be able to stop in again when I visit next year.

Meanwhile... last week after I got back from Chicago, I spent a LOT of time with Motoki-chan. Which pretty much pissed off Zokusho-san... yeah. Things got pretty ugly between us. However, I'm not sorry about it... I mean, yes, we broke up, but communication was actually decent until I told him I was visiting Mokoti and he [the ex] basically acted like an ass about it. Which isn't necessarily great because, yes, we were together for 3 years. It *is* a long time. But I am not going to stay with someone who will only continue to hurt me... and if he can't respect me, then I'll find someone who will. As much as I loved him, I love myself more to realise, I should've just been done with him sooner. Of course, I would've hoped to keep talking to him as a friend, but last week when he reared his ugly side around... yeah. So as of last night, I'm done talking to him until he can prove to me he isn't as much of a jerk as he's been. And if that isn't the case, and he really is showing his true colors, then I'm done talking to him for good. I don't need a "friend" whom I can't talk about a damn thing anymore to. Bottom line.

Speaking of Motoki-chan, yes... it might not be true love, but it's a definite "True Like," to quote him. We like each other, we love each other, but we're not in love with each other... does that make sense? I would hope so. It made sense to the both of us!!

We've spent a LOT of time with each other last week. [The perks of having an in-town "True Like": in this case, he's a 40-minute walk from my apartment!] Going for dinner's turned into staying over at his place a handful of times. [And before y'all start, NO we have not done the deed. We are NOT going to rush it. Get those minds out of the gutter, folks.] We don't always get to see each other, but when we can, we make the time. So much more worth the effort.

Best part--he's someone I can be Jenn around. I love it. I thought I could be Jenn around Zokusho-san... nope. Not the same around Motoki-chan. He's someone I can let loose and be ridiculous with... yeah. I need someone like that in my life.

So yeah... that's the latest between Chicago and Motoki-chan...

En route to lunch...
~ me

09 August 2013

Chapter 266 ~ Chicago, Day 1

So today I flew out to Chicago by way of Atlanta. Shout-out to Delta Airlines for taking good care of me. And a HUGE thank-you to my brother for taking me to the Airport this morning. It's been a fantastic first day so far.

I miss my dear Motoki, and he misses me too. We spent Wednesday evening AND last night together, with lots of hugs and snugs and kisses. And... and, yeah. *sigh* He's happy for me as I'm up on a much-needed vacation... he's also looking forward to lots more of those hugs, snugs and kisses after I get back!!

*le sigh*
~ me.

[What goes down in the Underground...]

Mondays start the new workweek. Wednesdays tend to differ, depending on if I need to work or not--usually I'm off, and usually visiting "Uncle" Joseph. Thursdays is the Daughters of the King meeting night. Fridays and Saturdays are normally hectic--never the same drama twice. Sundays = Church day. I update the blog accordingly, with a rant or two, the occasional music post, and sometimes the most random nonsuch.

So stay tuned, because things are fixing to get interesting... and, save your forks--the best is yet to come...

~ me