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Amanda
01 January 2030 @ 12:01 am

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This journal is semi-friends only. That means some posts are public, but most of them are friends-locked. The locked entries are more personal than the ones I leave unlocked.

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Current Mood: tired
Current Music: "Avenue Q Theme"
 
 
Amanda
31 December 2016 @ 11:59 pm

I’m done trying to fit in / And be half forgiven / For things that I never did / We’re more than what scares us / We’re final and fearless / We’ll dance where the ice gets thin – Matt Nathanson, "Giants"

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Current Music: Rachel Platten - Stand By You | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Amanda
11 January 2016 @ 11:04 pm
My mom was playing David Bowie and Freddie Mercury's isolated vocals from "Under Pressure" earlier today. I commented that male singers today don't sing like that. They sang something the way they did because they could. I don't mean to say male vocalists today aren't good singers, but Bowie and Mercury? Come on. They had something so incredibly rare that we won't find others like them. Imitation is clearly imitation.

Which is why today is so sad. Bowie was at least able to see his final work through to the end, and I hope that gave him some peace. His was a mind unlike any other, and his mark on music and pop culture will remain. He was an extraordinarily talented individual, and he's one of those people for whom even these words will never be enough. In fact, I wanted to write a lot more and say what people are probably feeling, but sometimes I don't have the words.

I don't often feel this down about a musician's or actor's passing, but this one is hitting a little closer to home. Perhaps it's his influence on music. Perhaps it was that he taught us it's OK to be who we are, and that is reason enough to celebrate his life.

So rest in peace, our goblin king. I hope you're up there with the other legends we've lost, making beautiful music.
 
 
Current Mood: sad
 
 
Amanda
31 December 2015 @ 11:59 pm

Some legends are told / Some turn to dust or to gold / But you will remember me / Remember me for centuries – Fall Out Boy, “Centuries”

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Current Music: Ella Henderson - Pieces | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Amanda
31 December 2015 @ 11:19 pm
As per usual, this is not meant to please everyone. Listen or not. Enjoy.

 
 
 
Amanda
19 January 2015 @ 08:51 pm
*crawls out of hiding place*

Don't mind me... I've just been listening to my copy of American Beauty/American Psycho since Saturday afternoon. :D

Also, I burned a copy for my commute to work already.

...Still wondering what I'm going to do with this massive flag from the pre-order packages.
 
 
Current Mood: giddy
Current Music: Fall Out Boy - Irresistible | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
 
 
 
Amanda
31 December 2014 @ 11:59 pm



So now, I don’t negotiate with insecurities / They’re gonna have to take a backseat / I know I have to love myself the way I want you to … love me / No more second guessing / No there’s no more questioning / I’ll be the one defining who I’m gonna be / No concealing feelings or changing seasonally / I’m gonna love myself the way I want you to … love me - Katy Perry, "Love Me"

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Current Music: James Blunt - Bones | Powered by Last.fm