generaljanuary: (organic coast)
2009-04-04 09:42 pm
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Be embraced, ye millions! This kiss for the whole world!

I don't think I've ever mentionned my love for classical music. (I don't remember if I even listed it in my interests, oh well.) I love classical music and I think Beethoven's ninth is te greatest song ever to have been written.

Also, I'm in love with Montreal's Symphonic Orchestra's Maestro; Kent Nagano.


This:
Welcome, Maestro Kent Nagano, to Montreal. We already love you. Mostly because you have rock star hair, and because you get so intense when you conduct that you look like a Samurai warrior in an action movie.
was sais about him when he first arrived in Montreal in 2006.
Switch "samurai warrior" for "Seme" and "action movie" for "yaoi manga" and you get an inkling of why I fell in passion with him at the beginning. But oh! Intense is really the word for him. That hair of his, slighly streaked with grey, flying about as he savagely gestures with his whole body. And his proud smile when he turns to salute the crowd after a song. And how he wears those glasses when he reads speaches for the press. And his adorable, heavily accented French. (I love someone who puts an effort into learning French. God knows Montreal has become so depressingly bilingual)

So when I learnt that the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra was going to be playing the ninth at the Bell Center to comemorate the 100th anniversary of Montreal's hockey team Les Canadiens and the 75th anniversary of the MSO I hopped in a car with a few friends and made the trip.

It was memorable. I cried most of the way through. The music goes right through my body straight to my heart and soul, which tremble and sing as the chords of the violas, violins, harps and cellos. *content sigh*

Also, we slept in a charming youth hostel. It was my first experience and I'd go back anytime. We were roomed with a guy from France who had just arrived in Canada and had a funny discussion about Quebec's inferiority complex. We taught him swear words and such. (Yes we speak french, but no, we don't swear like the French. ;) )
generaljanuary: (dont let go)
2009-03-23 01:11 am

I've been rather quiet lately...

Well here's what's been going on with my life recently...
My favourite band released a new song in anticipation of their new album due for early june:

I've been feeling pretty "European" as my mother put it. Complete with French movie, French novels and beret. (kidding about the beret. I do own a few but they're all dusty.)
That second vid is not safe for work.Unless your workplace encourages the viewing of French young men frolicking on a bed while signing sad love songs.

That's from "Les Chansons D'Amour". A strange little musical that starts off with a guy involved in a ménage a trois with his girlfriend and another girl he works with and that ends up with that guy being with another guy. That's my kind of flick. :p

I've been reading Philipe Besson, who has a knack for writing short and painful novels.

There's also this one particular manga that's claimed my attenton over at yaoi_daily.


Here, Spring just took over everything. It's bright, cloudless, blue sky after bright, cloudless,blue sky. Some days I look up and I just can't breath. Spring and skippy yet profound The Smith's song "Mr. Shankly" inspired me a HP fic I hope to finish before the end of April.

Everything seems to be going just fine, but the paint is chipping away pretty fast. *half smile*

STACY!! Where are you? What's going on with you, honey? I'm worried.
generaljanuary: (gay sex?!?)
2008-12-11 12:09 pm

One thing I can tell you is you got to be free

So. A majority for Jean Charest's Liberals, huh? I'm disguisted with my province. Not because they elected the liberals, I expected that much, and in and of itself, it doesn't bother me all that much... What maddens me is the ridiculous participation rate: 57,3% . It's not as if it was hard or if they had to go very far. They just can't be bothered. Oh and it was cold outside that day. Cold?!? I mean when did that become a rightful reason to deny your civilian right and duty. Democracy is a privilege that barely over half of they Quebecois seem to grasp and I am disgusted. How do we get, as a province, to bitch and whine about independency if you can't be arsed to choose our own government.

I am also saddened by Mario Dumont's departure as the leader of the Action Democratique du Quebec. I fear this party will lose all of its remaining supports if they make a faux-pas (which is most liekly to happen) choosing their new leader. I'd vouch for Sylvain Legare, but I don't think he will be interested in the position seeing as his son was born on the day of the election, I think he'll want to spend some time wit his family.

December 8th was also the anniversary of John Lennon's premature death 28 years ago. My heart clenches when I think about it. Such a loss.
Paul McCartney really did make me cry this summer when I saw him live. "And now, I sing this song for my frind John." He said solemly before he offered a beautiful rendition of Give Peace a Chance.

Edit: Oh, and the Icon is totally unrelated with my post but I just fished it out of my really old icon den and it never fails to make me laugh. ^_^
generaljanuary: (organic coast)
2008-12-07 12:16 am

This post is going to be epic. Epic, I tell you.

Firstly because I haven't posted in a while (in my own manic standards), and secondly because I feel like crap, rolled in needy and insecure, served in a shiny okay wrapping, because, you know, can't make people around me worry.

Unecessary long report of my two days in Montreal )

Wow. Well that was quite long and un-edited. Haha.
Here's a hilarious video by Hawksley Workman. I have actually written an essay about the sexual symbolism in this particular videoclip, it just drips with it. In the end, it even pans out to a completely white sky. *giggles* How much more subjective can you get? Apparently much much more as this shall prove:
generaljanuary: (keep on smilin)
2008-09-18 01:58 am
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::not:: alone here (post of a bunches of things)

(posting hawksley workman style, yo) lol

If I wanted to go about this chronologically-like, this would be the post where I would review my Envol et Macadam show of last Friday. I wanted to do this right and long and analytical, but as time goes, the chance of that happening are getting pretty slim so I'll say that:
-Hustle Apostle, the very first act was refreshing. They had an exotic sound and even though their music is not going to be remembered through the ages, it was one of the most entertaining opening act I have seen. (The Mars Volta holding a solid first place). Singer was attractive enough, he had a movieverse! Lupin sort of mustache but his kickin' and groovin' dance moves made up for it. Bonus point for a very heartfelt anti-Harper political message. (i love living in a country where you get cheered for calling the Prime Minister and f*cking dumba**) *grins* Canada is currently in electoral campaign. But that's another topic.
-The Stills consist of five black-clad young men who have a very precise dynamic. Drummer guy is the typical greasy long haired guy,  bass guitar guy is the hype little joker with a cute haircut, keyboardist is the poet type with the artsy hat and clean sort of facial hair, and the two singer guitarst have this sort of dual act going on where one is clearly supposed to pose as the don't-give-a-damn ruggedly handsome rebel rocker and the other is more the usual front-man-sy  rock guy who pours his soul into his music. Nice bits of bancest going on with the whole "guitar as an extension for my penis", but it could all be happening in my slash-crazed brain. I didn't think much of them when I saw them opening for Paul McCartney but this time I got more into their music and might consider buying their cd. I've been big on encouraging the Quebecois music and movie industry lately. yayz oh and gold star for a slight anti-Harper political massage as well.  *
-Metric. Now that's the band I was originally wanting to see in the first place. (redundant much?)  And they didn't disapoint. Although I am quite partial to their first album and they only played one song from it. :/ I got to hold both Emily Haines' hands and give her a sort of hug, Yay she is such a pretty and genuine sorta girl! They were adored by the public and had tremendous energy. I would only have liked for their set to last longer. Terrific performance!
-Last but not least, Bloc Party   were very much crowd pleasers and their charm worked on me. I bought one of their cd the next day. I'm enamoured with their geeky asian drummer. <3 hee.

So, general experience, it was an amazing gig and I'm glad I went :D
 
Meme type thing, because it's fun and it's been very long since I did one )
*points icon* Those are my lips. Hee. ^^
generaljanuary: (cant make it)
2008-09-07 11:53 pm
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And she's all so healthy in her body and her mind

One of my gal pal recently accused me of being careless towards my personal well-being. It kind of shocked me. We're close, but not all that close. Of course, I huffed and objected but she pointed out these things that I never really thought of as being self-destructive. Like the fact that I never went to the dentist when my wisdom teeth came out or that I always pick at a scab until the wound is healed. She is mostly right. My mother always says the same but, you know, she's my mother. That's what moms do. Oh well, I guess there is just this huge list of things I should do or change in order to take better care of myself and it's kind of depressing to think of all these things I'm doing wrong, or would have to start doing. Like my health care card. It expired in January and I never had it made again. Which incidentially means that I can't change my held-up-by-tape-and-that-gummy-stuff-you-use-to-stick-posters-to-walls-glasses (that I found abandonned on a windowsill downtown, by the by. I know. I fail.) And my wisdom teeth. Yeah, my wisdom teeth. They've been coming out for years now but they don't hurt anymore. I just hope they won't spring a surprise infection on me or something. That'd be awful. Then I would really have to go to the dentist and he'd find all these other cavities I have. At least two of my molars. That I am sure of. Oh and I'd also probably have to swing by Dr. D's in order to show him that I'm still alive even though I stopped consultations and medications mid-treatment. Well now, what a depressing thing to be talking about.

In all honnesty, I'm very relieved. I've been in a spectacular mood for the last two weeks. I honnestly thought I was going to be a mess. A spectacular mess.I haven't had bad thoughts or even cried at all. I even tidied up and cleaned my whole bedroom yesterday. There are even sheets on my bed and everything. I don't things I've slept in sheets for more than a year now. Wow. Here's to taking better care of myself in a better environement!

In other news, on Friday the 12th, I am going to see Metric at the ENVOL & MACADAM festival. I missed them in July '07 when they were in Quebec for the Festival d'Ete and I was pissy about it all year long, now I'm glad I'll get to really see them. They will be performing with:
*Apostle of Hustle (another canadian band)
*The Stills (that I saw in August opening for Sir Paul McCartney)
*Bloc Party (I hear they're pretty famous but I never heard their music)
It will also be my first attendance at the ENVOL & MACADAM festival. Can't wait.
generaljanuary: (cant make it)
2008-08-12 01:01 am
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"I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song"

I've been listening to a lot of music recently. There's nothing unusual about that, but these pas months, I've been doing it mostly in search of inspiration. (I'm concentrating mostly on poetry these days.) 
Simon and Garfunkel are really doing a number on my brain. They can make me cry on demand. Seriously. It comes from the weirdest lines.  Must be Pavlovian or something. 


I Know! The weirdest lines! So basically, pop in the S&G cd and I turn into a water fountain. It' a good feeling, though. It's as though their poetry wraps itself around my tender heart and squeezes. Depending on whether I felt sad or fine before I heard the song, I end up feeling empty or filled to the brim. Being moved as such, it's a really great feeling. 
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2008-08-05 10:17 pm
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Left alone with big fat Fanny, she was such a naughty nanny!

So, I was basically cruising the internet in search of confirmation of the Rock'n Roll prophecy that sealed my destiny about ten years before my birth (See entry title) when I came upon this:

Yeah | Reviewer: Your mom | 8/19/2007

I don't think Freddy Mercury was gay like a lot of you guys think. I think he was Bi and he dug chicks and fat chicks that's why he wrote this song. Most guys who are purely gay don't get into rock music, unless you're like, the village people or something.


-From a review on the lyrics of Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen

Funniest. Thing. In a While.

I seriously couldn't stop laughing for ten minutes. It almost beats the guy who wrote a distressed message to a sex columnist because he was worried over the fact that his girlfriend hadn't been getting her period... since she'd gotten pregnant. Seriously. The guy was worried that there was something wrong and that the baby might (get this) drown in all that blood.

And they say ignorance is bliss...
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2008-08-04 11:43 pm

Not a crappy day.

I'm sitting here staring at the screen, trying to collect my thoughts to write an entry. The habitual "Today's been a crappy day because so and so *whine* *whine* comes to my mind and I place my hands on the keyboard to start writing, but then I pause and think back on my day.

And I realize that my day, in fact, was not crappy. It was a very fine day. Nothing special happened, it was not an extraordinary day, but it was a fine day.

And it feels good. To realize that every day is not automatically crappy just because I'm awake. It feels empowering.

It's like I've been on this uncontrollable slope, just sliding down and down for the longest time until I finally fell down on my butt and took a moment to absorb the shock and only NOW I'm finally starting to get back up on my feet. There's not much you can do about sliding uncontrolably, but you can't keep sitting on your arse forever, just assimilating. At some point you've got to get up and move on.

I feel like I'm there right now. And it feels good. :)

(I could blame the lame slide metaphor on the fact that I've been almost constantly listening to "Helter Skelter" since Paul McCartney's lovely show back in July.) (Or it could only look like I'm trying to pimp the fact that I saw Paul McCartney live in concert on July 20th. Which is exactly what I'm doing. Hee.)

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again!
Yeah Yeah Yeah!


-Helter Skelter, written by Lennon/McCartney.
generaljanuary: (so happy)
2006-02-06 02:07 pm

HAWKSLEY!!!!!!

OMG OMG!!omgomgomg!

Hawksley Workman will be at the Cabaret du Capitole, Friday March 17 at 8h!
I am so, so excited about this! I'm buying my ticket right the minute I get my paycheck on Thursday!!!
I was just skimming though the Voir (A weekly cultural newspaper) and saw the ad! I squealed like you wouldn't believe in the middle of the school cafeteria! yayayayayayayayayay!!!!
generaljanuary: (brokeback)
2006-01-12 03:02 pm

I mean I really think you like me

I woke up with a Brokeback plot bunny chewing at my brain. (Yeah saw I just feel like everything about it has already been said in [livejournal.com profile] wranglers .)Didn't write it. It will hop away to somebody else. And tell all its friend to stop pitying that lazy person who's brain doesn't taste so good anyway. Fuck my writer's ethic anyway. I can't write you plotbunnies from hell! *shakes fist* I gotta finish my very delayed Secret Stacy X-Mas Present first.

The new Placebo singles are running around the internet and I can't download them because my computer is utter, utter crap. So, since I very well can't go all whiny about it in the 'cebo comms, this will be my Oosama no mimi wa roba no mimi!! (Literally: "The king had donkey ears". Japanese myth. bleh.). Gyaaaarrgh!! I want them I want them I want them!!!! I don't wanna have to wait til bloddy March to get the album!!! They're right there under my nose and everybody is talking about them and uuuuurgh... TT_TT. rant

I love Conor Oberst. I mean, I liked Bright Eyes before today, but surfing the net I found this ) and now I love Conor Oberst. But shhh. Don't tell him.
generaljanuary: (not in the mood)
2005-12-19 12:28 am
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You're gonna crucify me.

I basically had a very, very VERY shitty day at work. I served over 200 McBastards in the span of 6 hours while feeling like I was about to pass out. I don't like complaining at work because all the girls do it and it's annoying. ("Ooooh! my feet hurt so much!" "I'm on my period my tummy is killing me!" "I'm like soooooo hungover." ) and yeah anyway I've already had my fair share of attention at work. (Like that time I had a panic attack because I had forgotten my uniform home the day of the inspection/evaluation.) *sigh* anyway, I survived! *cheers* Please, please, please. For the sake of me, I know it's hard, but next time you go to McDo or anywhere else really, take a moment to actually *look* at the people serving you. They are human beings as well. They're smiling but inside they're dying to be anywhere alse doing anything else. Maybe they're sick. Maybe their boyfriend broke up with them the day before. Maybe their parents just annouced that they were getting divorce.

I went shopping Friday night with Seba-kun )

yay for the 6 userpics for free accounts! \^_^/
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2005-12-06 12:44 pm
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You better not mess with Major Tom

I so should be doing school related stuff. Like writing my Philosophical journal that I am supposed to hand in today. Or prepare my english exam that I'm having tomorrow. Or read that novel I'm writing my French exam about on thursday.
But no. Instead I'm feeding my unhealty obsession with Major Tom. I want my motivation baaaaaack!! *shakes angry fist at whoever took it away*
I used to LOVE doing the whole school thing. Learning stuff. Raising my hand Hermione way. Getting a smug/amused look when I knew something others students didn't know.
I am currently reading the Marxist Communist Manifesto ONE EFFING WORD AT A TIME! I'm so pissed at myself. *sigh*

Quiz thing about music )
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2005-12-01 11:33 am
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Icons

[36]HP text only Icons
[9] Bases
Corel Photo House and Paint
Credit: All text is lyrics from "Magic Works" written by Jarvis Cocker, Icons and bases by [livejournal.com profile] fanny_moon
Please Comment!

No, no, no this magic can't die! )
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2005-09-02 10:38 am
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System of a Down in Quebec City!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D

A loud and barbaric YAWP.
YAAAAAAAAAWP!!!

Whew... much needed.(hugs Todd just because)
ahah! I'm such a dork and I'm so loving it!! ^^


Okay here are the recent news. College is still TEH AWESOME, although I'm very tired but I blame it all on my stupid job. *growls at the golden arches* This week-end, JO MOVED IN!!! O_O aaaaah! weird! He rented my sister's room for about a month when he'll get his flat. After a long and tiring incident with a bleeding drunkard in which I was sadly involved, he decided just had to get out of there. lol

What else.. oh right!! SOAD!!!! =D=D=D
The show f*cking rocked!!!
Here are most of the ups and downs I could come up with, I'll write more later but now I'm at school so yeah.

DOWNS
-They didn't play "Fuck the System" and "Radio/Video" =(
-No Encore ;_;
-People booing The Mars Volta!!!! grrrrr. >.<
-Uncomfortable seats (although we didnèt sit for too long lol)

UPS
-Great Sound
-OMG!!!! Dancing Mars Volta singer! guh Guh GUH!!! (more about that in some other post) GUUUUH!!!!
-I was sittin on the side of the stage so I had a clear view of the backstage so I was one of the irst to see the guys arrive wooh!!
-How they opened with "Soldier's side", hidden buy the curtain and then (just like on the cd) the stated "BYOB" and the crutain fell and my heart just about exploded.
-How the coliseum was about to burst with people. The crowd was on fire! (better throw it in the water) (DORK! lol)
- How the two guys who were supposed to be sitting in the seats next to ours didn't show up so we had lots of space.
-How the guitarist , before playing some songs, sang very softly on a very slow version of the song they were about to play. Especially "Cigaro". On wich he went: "(...) Can't you see that i love me cock. can't you see that you love my cock, Can't You see that I love you I *squealed* u_u;;.
This is what I can think of on the top of my head, more when I get more time!
Hasta La Proxina! ^^
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2005-06-16 10:45 am
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Hey You

Mmh Mmh Mmh....
Been working a lot lately. Which is both good and bad.

Good becaude prom is one paycheck away and my bank balance always reaches zero in between two paychecks and I still have so many things to buy.
Necklace. Bracelet or flowers. Sandals. Alcohol. Hair job. and if I can manage maybe I could buy something for dad on father's day. (yeah go ahead, say it, I'm a horrible daughter. -.-;)

But it's also bad because... well because work sucks ^^;;; I mean the percentage grease/hair gets alarming when I get home and let's be honnest here, McFuck is the possible worst job ever. So why the hell have you been working there for two years? you ask. Because I'm too lazy to be bothered to find something else. So yeah, this is self-imposed misery so I shall stop whining right about now.

Mars Landing Party is a jewel, but seriously, I can't listen to it anytime and anywhere I want unlike most Placebo fans. My dad speaks nothing but french so of course " Embrasse-moi, met ton doigt dans mon cul,une présence ambigue, une présince inconnu jusqu'à ce que j'en peux plus" has got him going: O_O . Imagine. "Kiss me, put your finger up my ass, an ambiguous presence, an unknown presence, until I can take no more" Wouldn't YOUR parents/friends/surrounding go O_O ? ^^;; anyway, my dad's weird so he was like: "Music nowadays is most interesting..." XD dad you're priceless.

Yay! I'm currently typing my Jack Fairy short story! So it really should be up by *next* week because my English teacher needed threats to get bothered to find it >.< It's not that good but still, my first piece of Velvet Goldmine Fanfiction.

Lol... I watched 'Wilde'with Jessy boy on Tuesday. twas funny. He was all
"When does Jude Law come along? Do we get to see his ass? OMG that old pervert is into young guys. Did he actully sleep with his wife? eew!"

no body here knows *who* is Oscar Wilde so I couldn't expect any better coming from dear jessy. ^^;;
generaljanuary: (ken)
2005-06-03 11:30 pm
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Slash flavoured Ice Cream

The Coldplay slash exists!!!!!![livejournal.com profile] coldplay_slash *nosebleed*

And reccing is not something I usually do because I'm lazy and stupid,
But "Pictures" by [livejournal.com profile] bitexmarks should be read by every Placebo slash fan. Mmh-mmh.

I was this close to getting back my Jack Fairy short story but my stupid English teacher couldn't find it >.< I'll have it next week and type it as soon as possible. It should be up before next week-end =D
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2005-05-31 08:47 pm

Let's go down at the speed of sound

Just back from the marching band practice. and my pwetty Elhija Wood replica is still as cute as ever I hadn't went since the benefit concert. I think they were glad to see me. =D

Gah. If my fangirl life was made into a movie it'd probably be titled
"Not another ship" I guess I'm just not a OTP fangirl. Just when I think I'll finally get bored with fanfictions because I've read all the fanfictions about my current favourite ship's I could find... I find another ship... (Or I resort to original fics eh ^^;) Shoot me.

Ooh. The last rehearsal for the play was this afternoon. I think I did okay. I was never the kind of person that gets anxious about plays and oral presentations. As weird as it may sound coming from someone with my issues, I love to be on a scene, to show off in front of people. My head is such a mess hee. tch.

I miss you Steshi-chan. Has Uni already started?

Chris Martin's voice does strange things to me. *melts* I was afraid that I was over Coldplay but this morning I was just gonna read Kizuna (OMG!!! they brought Kizuna here in Quebec from France!! KIZUNA! F*CKING KIZUNA!!! *dies of yaoi overload*) in bed and get up late to go to school, you know, just be lazy and a bit depressed... but 'Speed of Sound' came on the radio and instantly Kizuna was forgotten and I got up and got ready with a huge smile on my face. Placebo makes me happy. But... but Coldplay... Coldplay makes me *happy* when consumed in small dose. *sigh* what would our world be without music *shakes head*

My mother keeps calling when I'm not home but we haven't received her answer yet and I don't know if I want to talk to her or not. I think that I'll just keep not answering her calls but if she calls while I'm here I'll answer the phone... Why me? I used to love her so much. She was such a source of inspiration. But now... now I can't help but to see her as weak. I see in her everything that I could become but absolutely don't want to become.

Je t'aime encore, maman... J'aurais juste voulu que tu aies le courage de le trouver, ton bonheur.
generaljanuary: (I Know)
2005-05-15 03:35 pm
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Music! =)

3 DAYS 'TILL VIRGINIA BEACH!!!1!!11!one!!eleven!!11!!!!

Yay! I burnt and re-burnt some cds!
Here Goes! )
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2005-05-14 01:02 pm
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Cd- buyin' and trip-preppin'

4 days 'til sun and the sea ^^


I've been searching the net High and low for a friggin decoder for the whole week, I've downloaded 5 of them andnone of them friggin' works! >.< But, finally, today I found one that seems to be working =D (I'll see when the decoding is complete^^;;;)

Yay!I finally bought Black Market Music again. I had lost it last summer on my trip to Montreal along with all my other cds ^^; I had immediatly bought Without you I'm nothing again because, well it's WYIN ^^; but really, when I first bought BMM I didn't really like it (SHAME ON MEEEEE) I guess I was still wrapped in WYIN. I was a really recent 'cebo fan. But now, I really love Black Market Music. ^^

I bought it as a gift for myself because I leave for Virginia on Wednesday and also these last few weeks have been pretty though on me. Phew.