rosiedoes: (Marvel: Banshee harness)
You know what’s really annoying about writing a Sean-centric bigbang fic set in 1962? Music. Because imagining the Sean we see in the film without suspecting he'd be spending what money he had on records is just... inconceivable to me.

First of all, there’s the temptation to confuse his interests with Creepy Kid’s, but even Bob wasn’t seeing much success in 1962, so that point is moot.

The big music scene at the time was Surf Music of bands like The Beach Boys, which I just mean... LOLNO and the year opened with The Lion Sleeps Tonight at #1 on the Hot 100. I MEAN, SERIOUSLY, 1962?

This is a kid that you just know would be into the British Invasion bands and Psychedelic Rock/Pop, if not Prog Rock, a few years down the line (he’s practically wearing drainpipes and we all see the Morrison mop, right?), but at the point the film is set, most of the Brit bands are two or three years from breaking the UK, never mind the US. The Doors didn’t form until 1965, as did the Mamas and the Papas, The Small Faces and the inevitable Pink Floyd; the Yardbirds didn’t form until 1963, which was also the year the Rolling Stones released their first single; The Kinks and Lynyrd Skynyrd until 1964 and Led Zep not until 1968. The Beatles were only just entering Abbey Road in 1962. Janis Joplin only began her music career in 1966.

Even The Zombies, who formed in 1961, except they didn’t really achieve success until 1964.

Personally, I can't see Sean being much of an Elvis fan, neither can I see him being much into Do Wop or Rhythm & Blues (if only because he grew up in small town Texas, in my ficverse). Frankly (no pun intended) the Four Seasons would probably destroy his hearing because they're so shrill (selectiveness or none).

I'm not even totally sure I can see him being into The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash's band). I feel like it'd need to be a bit groovier, for a youngster of his age in that era, no?

So, I'm in a headcanon quandry. I need the knowledge because I've already spent two hours researching this and I'll be fucked if I can settle for anything realistic. Therefore, I am turning it over for discussion: Sean Cassidy, 1962, record collection. Go!

rosiedoes: (FYS: Boypile)
This is my favourite song in the entire world, right now. The video is hilarious in its sincerity, and disappointing in its almost total lack of Joe Weiss and Jake Massucco (even though Merch Josh gets to play the surgeon).

Watch for the hair ad hair flick in the background early on. Also note Dan's angst-ridden wibble over the surgeon's table. DON'T LEAVE ME, ALAN!

I love this band so much it makes my spine tingle.
rosiedoes: (FOB: Size)
That was the most ridiculous train journey home, ever. Middle-aged women should not have to hoist husbands who are too drunk to stand into their seats. Nor should they have to do full-on, comedy face-bloats as they puke in their own mouths in a carriage full of people. Also, dapper old guys in their sixties should not stagger sideways across a platform, fall onto the train, off of the train, and then puke red wine all over the floor.

This is England! You should not reduce groups of very sober twenty-somethings, who have never met before, to giggle fits and discussing the best form of parkour to utilise to escape the train without being covered in sick.

I am disapprove, old people.

But anyway. Tonight was genuinely awesome. We were stunned and appalled by how empty the venue was, and even more appalled by the singer of the Japanese Voyeurs, because she was obnoxious. The Damned Things more than made up for it, though.

I nearly got in a punch up in the middle of the set, again. At one point some overly-made-up bint tried to elbow us out of the way - no "excuse me, do you mind if I take a photo?" or anything, just elbows and unnecessary shoving in a really sparse crowd - so I did a derby move on her and nearly floored her sideways. Then her twiggly little hipster boyfriend started pulling (lightly) on my arms and asking what I'd done that for, so I raised my fist and told him to back the fuck off. He did. And then a security guard came over and bollocked him for touching me.

Never fuck with derby girls, my friend. Never.

But yeah. Andy has completely shaved and cut his hair really, really short. Like, The Kill Pill short. He looks about 19 again. We didn't get time to chat, but he was lurking near us, so we did that little wave-grin-mouthe-'howareyoudoing?'-nod-thumbs-up-'you?'-'good!'-grin thing. I emailed him on the way home to say sorry for not stopping to chat, but it's been so long since I contacted him I don't know how frequently he uses that address, now.

Keith is getting a bit chubby, it has to be said. When I first met them, in spring, he was much more svelte, and he was oddly attractive but I didn't fancy him. Now he's plumped up a little bit I did actually find him quite cute (bizarrely, a girl I think is his sister-in-law friended me on Twitter recently - she seems to follow tons of people).

Josh kept wandering back and forth, looking annoyed; then he tweeted that BA had lost his clothes and guitars for the second time in a week, so he was notably pissed off. We would have been too; what a bunch of knobgobblers. We offered to buy him a drink when we saw him later, but he had one from the rider already.

The other three were just themselves at that point, really. We'd seen Rob through the window of the restaurant next to the Garage on our way in and given him a wave, but didn't see him in the venue. When they came on, they played Friday Night and Ironiclast to get things going and then about a song later I caught a glimpse of something bright flying at me and a sharp pain in my arm. It turned out it was a pick. Now, I was standing three people back on stage left. In front of me from right to left, were Rob, Scott, Keith, Andy at the back, Josh and Joe. Joe was at the far, far left from the audience's POV. Guess who threw it. Yep. The full width of the stage and three rows back and it hit like someone flicking my arm - it actually stung. As Lib pointed out, he's probably used to playing arenas and having to throw it that far. But my God, I was shocked. I really thought it had been Scott as he was nearest. Good arm, Bambi.

After the set, Joe came out of the backstage door right next to us, with Josh, and we stopped and chatted to them. Pleasingly, he recognised us right away and seemed pleased that we'd shown up (I guess the fact that most FOB fans had gone to MCR had left him thinking none of the fans would be there to see them). I told him about the pick incident and he poked at my old self-harm scars and jokingly asked if he'd caused them when he threw it. (Oh, Joseph... *eyeroll*).

He and Josh stood and talked to us for quite a bit until we were interrupted, and then when the girl he knew wandered backstage, we paused to say bye and asked him to thank the other guys for us. He wanted to know why we were leaving (the staff were chucking people out) and seemed to have expected an afterparty in the venue, which he was a bit disappointed wasn't happening. There was a slightly weird and awkward moment when he said something like, "So... yeah..." and lifted up an arm. I think I just stared at him blankly, not sure if he wanted a hi-five or a handshake and then he said, "Yeah, give me a hug, man, thanks for coming out to see us."

I was taken aback and clearly everyone noticed because on the way out Lib said, "You weren't expecting that hug at all, were you?" No. Nope. Definitely not. Joe's not traditionally that huggy; in fact, I'm sure he's been quoted as saying (or maybe even tweeted) he doesn't like hugging people he doesn't know.

He's a really good dude, though, and I'm glad that even though certain members of bandom went out of their way to try to make the guy hate me, he doesn't seem to at all. Just goes to show, I guess: be genuine and people are going to be much more accepting.

One last little bit of cute: he wasn't wearing a ring, but he referred to Marie as his 'wife' so I'm guessing they married over the summer. I'm honestly so pleased for them, I've never seen the guy look as happy as he does now - both on stage and off - and that makes me so happy. It's almost like a big-sisterly fondness. I'm really proud of him. I'm proud of all of them, of course, but especially Joe, because I feel like he's come out of his shell much more and found his confidence. He spoke on stage twice tonight; he used to chicken out the second he stepped up to the mic at FOB shows. I feel like that says a lot.


Sunday, 26 September 2010 06:19 pm
rosiedoes: (Sherlock: Facepalm)
I still have not managed to write any of the Sherlock bigbang fic I'm working on, other than the 800 words I'm not even sure I'll keep.


When did writing get so hard?

Also, I'm listening to Simply Red. But I didn't pay for it, so that's okay.
rosiedoes: (Mood: News)
Brits - keep Cowell's karaoke puppets off the number one spot this Christmas! Buy Rage Against the Machine's 'Killing in the Name' through for 65p (JUST ONCE) - the Facebook group has almost 700,000 members and bookies actually think we have a pretty decent chance to accomplishing it.

We can do this.


Saturday, 16 May 2009 01:18 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Geek)
Oh and I've kind of started using my thing.

What is it supposed to do?

High School Mix CD

Friday, 3 April 2009 04:48 am
rosiedoes: (Mood: Remember)
So @GHowell on Twitter wanted me to make him a mixtape which was based on the theme of high school, so I made him one featuring some of the bands and songs I was into from the age of around 16-18. The latest track on this was first released in 2000.


I even made a cover, look (it's in the zip folder)!

Fullsize cover + playlist )

Making this really made me quite nostalgic for when [ profile] returntosender and I were about 17 and she made me a couple of mixtapes. Hefner would have made it onto this if I had a CD copy...

It feels like a lifetime ago, seriously.

I am so old.

Sunday, 15 March 2009 10:47 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Noes)
[ profile] shiny_starlight: [about Sebastian Bach] Who does he remind me of...? His voice. I think it's Shaggy.
[ profile] icedmaple: He sounds like Bill & Ted.
[ profile] shiny_starlight: Yeah, a bit. We must show Matte those films - and The Goonies - when she next comes down. I can't believe she hasn't seen them even if they came out before she was born.
[ profile] icedmaple: [cries]


Sunday, 15 February 2009 09:18 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Pwnd)
The Cab plan to cover Queen at the Hoodwink Festival.

Brb need to go laugh until I puke.

Dumb girl bands.

Friday, 30 January 2009 03:33 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Stupid)
So, there's another shitty sub-par girl band on VH1 right now, singing a song called "Issues" and there's a like that goes, predictably:

"Me and my heart, we've got issues."

Except when these women sing it, it sounds like, "Me and my heart, we've got his shoes."

Which really just makes them sound like a bunch of bitter ex-girlfriends being spiteful.

Music rec.

Sunday, 18 January 2009 07:21 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: SrsBiz)
I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but you need to check out my friend Sean's band, Anchor Down.

They're based in Oregon, and I've previously described them as sounding like "early TAI if TAI had their own testicles" but "pop-punk if it drank Jack Daniels neat and smoked 80 cigarettes a day" would also work.

Go hit them up and say hi. And make sure you listen to El Radio while you're over there.

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Wednesday, 3 December 2008 11:07 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)
FREE MUSIC BY ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BANDS. This is not a joke, or a prank, or phishing. This is free music by a bunch of really nice people from Devon. It's free and all they want is your email address. I completely trust them 100% not to spam you. I'll tell the singer's dad if he abuses your info, I swear.

What do you have to lose?

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Friday, 28 November 2008 11:39 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Want)
The Be Your Own Pete Wentz Meme:
Put your MP3 player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first is the title.

This Time I Thought I'd Listen

There's gonna be some trouble.
This is when you decide I'm worth it,
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
See you in your next life.

Put your head on my shoulder, baby,
I will go to another place.
If time is my vessel, then learning to love might be my way back to sea.
Just one last exploration.

Time is never time at all,
No footprints before me.
Case is closed, you're back into focus,
What is the meaning of the morning rain?

I know a girl, she walks the asphalt world,
The more you ignore me the closer I get,
This pace is set to break,
I've got an eye on you.

Say farewell to your fair-weather friends.
Girl afraid, where do his intentions lay?
Do you feel that it's your duty to be someone you can stop?
Shut this thing off, I can't take any more.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2008 04:00 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Size)
Does anyone have the Leaked in London ep, still? I had it on my old laptop before it died and I'm overwhelmed with the need to hear Joe's hilariously out-of-tune "Loooooooooooooong live the car crath heaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarth!"

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Thursday, 20 November 2008 10:14 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Boypile)
I'm getting tattooed tomorrow! The Four Year Strong lyrics I've wanted for ages. I have the consultation in the morning, and should be doing it in the afternoon, mostly courtesy of Julie (and Matte!) who bought me gift vouchers for my birthday next week (I wanted the tattoo done before the day, because that's when I'm seeing the band).

It will basically be this, but in the common ribbon/banner form you would find in typical Americana.

The jumpwings are already there, obviously:

The original line is, "Tonight we save the world, today we have to save ourselves" but I wanted to make it slightly more concrete and positive, as in keeping with the rest of my tattoos, in case anyone was wondering.

This is the song: MANIAC (R.O.D.)

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Thursday, 20 November 2008 05:38 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Ew)
Patrick turned a Good Charlotte song into a hip hop track.


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Wednesday, 19 November 2008 06:38 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Boypile)
You know how my music recs are always awesome and all that? This one is for bandom kids.

I've made friends with I was befriended by a band called Anchor Down, from Portland, recently. And they're really nice guys. I've spent a lot of time talking to Sean about Mexican food, and if they come to the UK, I'm actually supposed to be helping them book shows.

But I don't think you guys have really heard of them yet: so here it is.


There are only two songs up at the moment, and they really can be basically summed up as early TAI if TAI looked like Four Year Strong and actually had testicles of their own.

Please head over and check them out, add them, and make friends. Trust me on this.

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