Monday, December 5, 2011

Hot Famous Person Monday

This one is for the fellas and the ladies who like ladies.

I think that Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame is one of those women who can make people stop and stare for a LONG time.

And what I like about her is she's not a size 4. She's closer to the average woman's size.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hot Famous Person Monday!

I know I have missed quite a few Monday's so maybe I can make up for it with this one.

I am going to feature 3 Sexy Men for this Monday.

They are all actors from one of my favorite shows on TV called Boardwalk Empire.

First Jack Huston...Ok so, I first saw became aware of him in The Twilight Saga :Eclipse as vampire Rosalie Hale's human fiance Royce King Jr. You don't really notice his extreme hotness on Boardwalk Empire because he plays wounded war veteran Richard Harrow who has a mask over one side of his face covering his injury.

Second Michael Pitt, who I first saw in a movie I absolutely hated called Last Days which was loosely based on the supposed last days of Kurt Cobain's life. Despite it being a crappy movie (in my opinion) I thought this guy at least lived up to Kurt Cobain's sex appeal and then some, and bonus he's from New Jersey!

Third, and last but certainly not least, Charlie Cox. Even though he's been in countless things before I only became acutely aware of him when he came on the scene in the second season of Boardwalk Empire. Oh and giggity...:)~

I think this more than makes up for it!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Hot Famous Person Mondays -Halloween Edition!

I thought it was only fair on Halloween to have some beautiful people who play the undead on TV.

So... for your viewing pleasure I bring you.

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley AKA Damon & Stefan Salvatore from the Vampire Diaries.

They're the ridiculous kind of hot that can only exist in a fantasy world. LOL!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hot Famous Person Mondays

Sorry I did not do this last Monday but I've been kinda busy.
I really need the eye candy today too... so... this week's hot famous person is...
Clive Owen.

What do I need to say about this one? The eyes, the sexy jawline, the smile, the body, the accent... HOT.

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Feature: Hot Famous Person Mondays.

From now on, every Monday, since Monday's suck for most of us, I will feature a famous person who I think is hot. I will explain why I think this and feel free to add your opinions. I am warning you, there might be some odd choices here and of course the obvious choices too, but I'm not exactly a conventional thinker you know...

With that being said... today's hot famous person is:

 Jesse Eisenberg

Ahh... the nerdy/hot man. I don't know, maybe because he seems obtainable for the geeky/nerdy/awkward girl I am or maybe I have a fetish for nerds... who knows... he's just cute... to me that is. He's a true nerd without using humor all the time to cover it up. Jesse, I hope you are honored to be my first choice. ;)

Monday, October 3, 2011


As I've mentioned before, I've never been comfortable completely in social situations.
But there are some people who are worse than I. I have a story of such a person.

I was waiting for the bus this morning at my usual bus stop, but the bus was extremely late. I usually catch it at around 7:05am but it was already 7:30am.  I am looking down the block from inside the little NJTransit bus stop shelter. As I am looking for my wayward bus, I see a girl. She couldn't have been any older than 17. Shoulder length frizzy brown hair, squarish outdated glasses, and sallow pale skin. Upon seeing her, I get up from the bench to get a better look at the street to watch for the bus that was now 100% going to make me late.

She asks, in a low mumble, what bus I am waiting for. I tell her the 772 and I ask what bus is she waiting for, and she says the 175. I tell her that I saw one about 20 minutes ago and that my bus was extremely late and I leave it at that.

She proceeded to talk to me in her low mumble. I spoke in my regular voice.
The conversation went something like this...
She said, "Why did you get up like your bus was coming when you saw me?"
Me: "I have been sitting for a long time. I needed to get up."
She said, "I know why you got up. I know the reason."
I said, after thinking this statement odd and strangely provocative, "What's the reason?"
Her eyes shifted from me to the sidewalk, " know the reason...I usually don't like to sit down when it's cold."
I wish I didn't sound so quick and maybe confrontational in my previous statement. I could see that this girl was really trying to be social but really having a hard time at it. I can remember when I was like that in my life. Later on I realized that being silent and anti-social was much better than facing all of that rejection I faced when my attempts to speak left me emotionally wounded.
But still... part of me wishes that I would have at least said "Goodbye" or "Have a nice day" or something to that effect when I left when my bus finally came.

I hope I didn't come off as mean or "too cool" to talk to her. I didn't mean it that way at all...
I guess my years of social awkwardness and the resulting behavioural changes are really starting to show.

Sorry mystery awkward girl. I really do know where you are at, even if I seemed like everyone else at the time.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So I have been working on a new music project...

And it's unlike anything else I have ever been a part of before.

It's partially electronic. GASP!

Anyone who knows me for a while will be like "What the hell has gotten into Lisa? I thought she hated fake drums!" Well, I do, but this is different.

If I had to describe it, it would be Matt and Kim as goths. Depressing version of boy/girl harmony electronic and organic instruments together.  A lot of it was actually written on regular instruments (guitar, bass, piano, drums) and was then converted into an electronic format via programs like Reason and Fruity Loops.  Real vocals of course, I will NEVER, and this is a promise, use auto-tune on my voice or on anyone that I sing with in a song's voice. To me, that's cheating and it just makes it sound like everything else on popular radio right now.

This project is a departure from my heavy rock roots, but they definitely show up in a lot of the songs too.

And the project is called.............
Friends of Ours.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Who the hell created headphones?

While I was listening to music on the bus to my day job, a strange thought entered my mind...Who invented headphones? And did the invention of headphones cause musicians to write music differently? AS a musician I can tell you one of the best ways to edit music or listen to a new mix of a song is to listen to it in headphones.

So I went on the seemingly all encompassing information hub and looked up headphones.
Turns out headphones were created before amplifiers by a man named Nathaniel Baldwin and were pretty much the only way to listen to electronic audio signals before amps. And they were often so poorly grounded in the early days that a person could shock themselves when attempting to adjust the headphones on their head for comfort while audio was playing.

Pretty interesting.
So I ask my fellow musicians or sound engineers, do you mix with headphones on or when panning audio do you do it with the idea of how it will sound IN headphones?

Comment below. I'm curious.

PS. Nathaniel Baldwin could be the subject of a whole  'nother blog post. Quite an interesting man. But I'll just let you read his Wikipedia page....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Social Networking is getting too complicated.

Now, I've never been a social person. In fact, I consider myself anti-social for the most part. I would much rather be involved with a piece of music, literature, or movie/TV show than socialize.

I am never one to go out of my way to attend parties or get that excited about them. I love the friends I have of course, but there are times that I will go for a while without speaking with them.

It's not that I am angry with them or anything like that, it's just I don't feel the need to converse with them every single day in order to feel close to them. But I have been known to write an extremely long heartfelt email or letter to friends if I feel that something is bothering me or if I really REALLY need to tell them something. I think it comes from this deep seeded thing where I feel like I am bothering someone if I speak to them. And maybe a little bit a fear of rejection. I don't consider myself cool. Period.

Social Networking is a happy medium between these two extremes. I like to type and use the written word as a form of communication so posting on a website for an audience of people I know seems like a good thing for me. So I've had/have them all... it started with myspace, then with friendster, then with facebook, then with Twitter, and now with Google +. Some formats have of course fallen to the wayside because of rendering themselves irrelevant or just being plain ol' boring!

So, I log onto my Facebook this morning and it looks like someone has vomited all over my homepage. There's some ticker BS on the side of the page that is telling me stuff I either already know or don't have any interest in knowing. It actually gives me a headache. It sucks because I really do like Facebook, when I'm feeling social, most of my friends are on there. I hope they do something to simplify it for dummies like me. Or, I hope everyone goes over to Google + and leaves FB like the desert in an old western: deserted and with tumbleweed drifting by.

Sidenote: For a non-social person though, I am having a party for Halloween/My birthday this year. But Halloween is a holiday for freaks to be themselves, so I'm not sure if that really counts...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So... I am going to try this blogging thing...

From everything I've read, Blogging seems to be a "must-do" for creative types. Since, I self identify as a creative type, I decided to try this out. I don't know how it works really since I'm just getting the hang of it.

I guess I will start by introducing myself formally. Not just a "read my profile dummy" type introduction.

I have been a musician since I was a teenager. I sing, play guitar and bass and I will try any sort of musical instrument.

I have been an avid crafter for about 5 years now. I make jewelry, guitar straps, pendants, and other accessories. I knit and sew and love to shop for handmade and vintage goods when I can. 

I write lyrics to my music as well as poems, prose, and stories. I was a more active writer in my teenage years but I am trying to get back to it because it gives me such solace to be able to create my own universe.

I guess that's all for now... I don't want to give too much away. ;)


Doing a test of the blog system.