11 February 2011 @ 01:15 pm

I quite like it. :) I'm sure I'll love it after a few more listens. Gaga's music has this weird way of growing on people, doesn't it? I've only ever immediately liked Poker Face, Teeth, and Dirty Rich. The rest had to grow on me.

FRIEND KAT: "I suddenly realized the other day that I like Gaga. And not only do I like her music, but I'm kind of obsessed. I was listening to Bad Romance on repeat and I thought, Wait, why am I listening to this? Why do I even have this song?!! and the epiphany struck." XD

People have been comparing Gaga to Madonna since she got popular, which is totally fine and justifiable, but now some are saying that she's ripping off Madonna's Express Yourself. This irks me for a number of reasons:

1) Gaga and Madonna may sing about similar things, in these two songs and otherwise, but Gaga's and Madonna's styles are unique to themselves.
3) As far as I'm concerned, there can never be enough songs about female/people-who-are-different empowerment.
02 October 2010 @ 12:53 pm
Omg guys! Look, I'm alive!  
Taking a short break from essay writing to let everyone know that I am in fact, still in the land of the living.

* Saw Muse in concert on Tuesday and HOLY FUCKING CHRIST THEY ARE SO AMAZINGLY TALENTED, I CAN'T EVEN. I was seriously standing there in awe, letting their talent wash over me like some ocean of musical genius. (Omg words! I can use them! Perhaps too enthusiastically.) I mean, at the end of the concert they sounded JUST AS good as they did at the beginning. How? I..wha? Do they get tired? Are they superhuman? I'm seriously considering this as a possibility, ya'll. And dear sweet Jesus, Matthew Bellamy is a sexy bastard when he sings Undisclosed Desires. I mean more than usual. (Also, he rocked sparkly pink pants. :D) I could go on, but then this entry would turn into a giant concert report and this is supposed to be a SHORT break from essay writing! Focus, Missa, focus.

* In the past week and a half I've read both Hot Target, Force of Nature, and am now about a third of the way through All Through the Night. All three books are part of Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooter's Inc. universe, and feature one of the OTP-est OTPs to ever grace the land of fiction, Jules Cassidy and Robin Chadwick. I can't explain how wonderful they are, you really have to read the books to understand. Jules and Robin's story isn't the leading romance plot in either Hot Target or Force of Nature because Brockmann mostly writes het romance and it is my understanding that she apparently had to fight to get Jules and Robin's story in them at all. But Jules became a fan favorite, so she was able to publish All Through the Night, which is all about them. ;___;

I really enjoyed the het romance in Hot Target, and skimmed the het romance in Force of Nature because OMG I HAD TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH JULES AND ROBIN. Why can't all books she writes be all Jules and Robin all the time? D: This sad untruth is mostly forgivable because what we do have is AMAZING, GUH. One more bit of incentive: Jules is an FBI agent and Robin is an actor...and the one who is closeted for much of the series is not the FBI agent. FTW! You can order them for, like, fifty cents on Amazon (which is what [personal profile] mjules did for my sister and I when we repeatedly ignored her urging us to read them, lol). Go forth! Order them and bask in the glory of their OTP-ness.
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17 September 2010 @ 04:04 pm
I can't stop listening to the Repo! The Genetic Opera soundtrack. Has anyone seen that movie? I was unaware that Anthony Stewart Head can sing. I was also unaware that I would find that super hot. Yeah. There is no shame. I'm sure more people had a crush on Giles than would admit it.


I also can't stop listening to 30 Seconds to Mars. And speaking of attractive people, JARED LETO. Sheesuz. Eyeliner. Am I right? Uhuh. Seriously though, From Yesterday is a really great song. Also Night of the Hunter. And yay for Kings and Queens winning Best Rock Video at the VMAs. \:D/ It is a very happy making song/video.

Also, yay for Lady Gaga. Just in general. You have no idea how omg my heart I was about her using her entrance to stage a protest against DADT and that her guests were service men and women who were discharged under DADT. I mean, just. That woman is amazing. ;___;

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05 August 2010 @ 01:39 am
"Brand New Days...Brand New World...Brand New Sunrise..."  
The D'espairsRay concert in SanFran was HOMG AWESOME. Na and I had to work and, consequently, left later than we would have liked, ended up in Bay Bridge traffic and got there late. We didn't miss our favorite songs, though, so we were happy. (Favorite songs: SIXTY NINE, ANGEL DUST, Infection, etc.) They are really great performers! Like, really great. And the venue was SO SMALL OMG. We walked in and they were, like, RIGHT THERE. They were ten feet away. IT WAS FANTASTIC. At the end of the concert we made a bee-line for the merchandise stand.

Merch Stand Dude: If you buy a poster you can get it signed.
Na and I: *blink*
Me: Are you serious?
Merch Stand Dude: Yeah, you get to meet them. It's guaranteed.
Na: And they're only fifteen bucks?
Na and I: *look at each other*
Na: Two posters, please!

AND THEN THEY SIGNED POSTERS FOR US. WE GOT TO SHAKE THEIR HANDS. (askjlakdslakd) They were so nice and smiley! (And hot. They don't make 'em over here like they make 'em in Japan. ;____;) And, erm, their hands were really soft. Like, enough for both Na and I to take (mental) note of it. ...Huh. Anyway, AWESOME, y/y? My hand totally still smells like Jrocker. This isn't a bad thing, I swear. I should probably go wash them, though, since D'espa shook a lot of people's hands before ours. D:

Good times were had by all!
28 July 2010 @ 03:22 pm
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