• More of a rant than a post

    13 maj 2008, 13:33

    I am a Nightwish fan.

    Said that way, it sounds almost dirty. Nonetheless, I do adore the band and its music, and I would love to see them live someday.

    I came into liking Nightwish during the End of an Era tour. In fact, I was only a fan a few weeks before Tarja left. That didn't stop me buying all the albums and singles I could get my hands on. That also didn't stop me from following the contest to get a new lead singer or from buying Dark Passion Play when it came out.

    Here's a revelation: I like Tarja and Annette. I might even like Annette a bit more because she is easier for me to understand (and my cats don't go insane if she hits a note that frightens them). I don't dislike Tarja, and I'm still taking the whole events of her leaving the band with a grain of salt. (It's been said that there are three sides to the truth: your side, their side, and what really happened.)

    However, in looking at Nightwish videos, images, and even lyrics, I have noticed a disturbing trend: Annette bashing from Tarja fans. I have even noticed that this trend only goes one way: Annette fans don't return the bashing by saying things against Tarja. It is always the Tarja fans heaping the abuse on Annette (Tarja is prettier, Tarja dressed more sophisticated, Tarja did this, Tarja did that).

    The psychology minor in me knows that this is their way of coping. The fan in me wants to yell that Tarja has left the band, she still has a solo career, and if they don't like the new direction the band is going in, why don't they quit listening to it... and stalking the message boards... and acting like little jerks every chance they get.

    But that would be the grown-up thing to do.
  • So I've been slacking...

    25 sep 2006, 15:48

    I've been slacking off mentioning the music I've been listening to. I've added some new bands to my repertoire just by listening to Last.FM's radio:

    Battlelore - This one earns a special mention because I had no idea there was such a thing as Tolkien metal.

    The Gathering - Not really sure how I missed such a prolific group.

    These two get plugs for being wonderful Beauty and the Beast Metal Vocal bands.

    Kamelot - A band I might stand half a chance of getting to see!

    Midnattsol - Liv Kristine's sister has a voice as beautiful as her sister's. (Liv Kristine being the lead singer of Leaves Eyes.)

    Blind Guardian - More plugs for Tolkien and fantasy metal. *cheers*
  • Another little musical post

    17 jul 2006, 15:03

    So that Robin can say I'm making her download more music...

    Leaves Eyes is a really fun band I've just started listening to recently. "Elegy" is probably my favorite song by them thusfar.

    I've also been rediscovering how much I love the smexiness that is Tori Amos. If it were possible to marry the woman, I would, just for the sound of her voice - and all that lovely, lovely red hair.

    And speaking of red hair and rediscovering artists I love but haven't listened to a lot lately, Garbage needs to be brought up. I watched the video for "Bleed Like Me" last night - and yumm, Shirley in the Lolita nurse outfit = happiness.

    Okay, I'll restrain myself from mentally molesting any more arists today.
  • Intro

    5 jul 2006, 15:24

    I have too many blogs. I guess I should try to keep this one limited to just my music... since I do happen to listen to entirely too much. :)

    For the most part, my tastes run towards Opera rock (Within Temptation, Xandria, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, etc). I also enjoy classic rock, like Meat Loaf and David Bowie. Pagan rock, like Inkubus Sukkubus, is a new love of mine.

    As I discover new artists and feel the need to babble about which songs I like best, I'll add more here.