Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

There are many reasons I love having short hair. Saving water is a big one. I can shower in under a minute! And it is so fast to style! And it doesn’t get in my face! And I can make it cool colors and change it as often as I please. And I think when I spike it up there is something really sexy and badass about it. It’s good to be back! : )
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Bands with Girls

The Jack Bambis is Robert Downey Jr.’s son’s band. Their vocalist is female and I dig their grungy vibe.

Versaemerge is on the ever popular Fueled by Ramen label.

We Are The In Crowd toured with All Time Low this summer.

 

 

Paramore is the band of the incomparable Haley Williams. She rocks my socks.

Haircut Reaction

Today I got a free haircut! Woo craigslist! The girl was super awesome and I LOVE IT! She basically just fixed the old cut, texturized it and made it more feminine. I get to the place and it’s this fancy salon in kits. I distinctly remember waiting for the bus in front of it once thinking “that has got to be the gayest most expensive cliché salon ever”. I didn’t think i’d ever be able to afford to go there, and it turned out to be the cheapest haircut i’ve had! When I got home I asked for my Mom’s opinion…

“I hate it! You look more and more like a boy everyday. You know people call you … “

I left the room before she could make any homosexual slurs. I always find her commentary so entertaining haha. LOVE YOU TOO MOM!

Mohawk?

Today I got my hair cut and then my friend Alana dyed it for me with her awesome artistic skills. I’m not entirely sure, but it’s possible I have a mohawk. The sides are a tad shorter than I wanted but they’ll grow in. I find the cut a little butch but whatev’s. The colour is sweet! My turquoise dye has been finished off so when this fades out I can go in a new direction.

“I hate it. Your hair looks like a skunk. It looks like a skunk that someone dyed for Halloween.” – Mom

“You’re hair is nice. It really suits you!” – Transit Random

The artist and the art : )

Razia’s Shadow: The Indie Musical

Recently I was going though my iPod listening to songs beginning with the letter “e” (which really is an awesome letter btw: Enchantment by Lily Frost, Enchantment Passing Through from AIDA, The End by Mayday Parade…) when I stumbled upon”The End and the Beginning” from Forgive Durden’s musical Razia’s Shadow.

I discovered Forgive Durden just as Razia’s Shadow was being released, right after all the band members quit. I don’t know exactly what happened but the drift I got from reading various webpages is that Thomas Dutton (the only original remaining member) is both crazy and a musical genius. One of those people that is impossible to work with but creates amazing things.

The End and the Beginning

Anywho, Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco) sings on several of the tracks which made me love it immediately. It is very dark and intense but I love that an indie rock musical has been created! I love it when things I love come together.

The final song in particular has some really moving lyrics.

Please listen to my last words, before I fade away.

This is my gift to you: live for your love every day.

Please don’t let your tired heart stop beating.

You’re bleeding. Just keep breathing.

That line reminds me of the end of Godspell (which isn’t surprising because the sentiment is the same). The whole show is a bit of a Christian allegory if you ask me, but it’s an interesting story (betrayal, sacrifice) so  can see why it’s been reincarnated some many times.

So this is my cue of where to leave you.

Now it’s your story to retell and pass on.

Because an idea is only relevant if it’s being thought upon.

So remember, never surrender.

‘Cause the unrelenting constancy of love and hope

Will rescue and restore from any scope.

The percussive movement in this song is so awesome, I love it and I hope you give it a listen : )