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I am having so much trouble deciding if I should dye my hair, let it grow out to its natural color, cut it, or just leave it and she what happens. I have not dyed it for a couple reasons. I can’t decide what color to dye it next. I have had various colors in my hair, but I really wanted to try a certain look just to get it out of my system, but I would have to bleach it again. This brings me to my next point. I have fried my hair pretty bad with all the bleaching so I have been avoiding coloring or heating (curling or straightening) my hair in any way.I really want my hair to grow out, but I already know that I have to cut a couple inches off.
I currently have a couple hair dye colors left over from what I was dying my hair. currently my roots are black and platinum hair that still needs toning. I used to dye my hair red (more of a natural red). I wanted to get this shade of red I had once that looked like a natural red head, but more intense. I really miss the red, but it has been really hard to get that shade again. I bought yellow and orange dye. I had this theory that if I dyed it orange, after fading, I could dye my hair red and I would get the shade I wanted. I also thought of this awesome style I could dye my hair. I have seen it on other people and I love it but I don’t know how good it will look on me.
Hayley Williams’ hair is a good example of what I want to do, but different. I have always admired her hair like this, but its not quite how I would like it. After doing research I learned that I may not have gotten the shade of orange I want. Brands vary in quality as far as shade and lifespan. Anything close to a shade of red or orange is extremely hard to maintain, but cool colors like blue or turquoise stain your hair. Some warm colors may stain your hair, but again, it just depends on the brand. I wasn’t sure what brands would be good for orange hair so I just bought the same kind I used when I died my hair turquoise. I have used more or less ten different brands of hair dye. I like some more than others, but really it just depends what color and shade you want. By that I mean that even though I may think Garnier’s red dye is amazing it doesn’t mean that I will like their shades of browns. I may prefer Clairol’s browns, but hate their reds.
I don’t know. I am still unsure of what I will do to my hair even if I do dye it. I have tried to keep the same style for years only because I can do a lot with it that I couldn’t do with long or short hair. I also have to take other things into consideration such as upcoming events or interviews. Its just hard. I want to be happy, look good, and still maintain a sense of professionalism. Gah! I don’t know.@1 month ago
For those of you that don’t know, this is Brian Viglione. He was once one half of the Dresden Dolls. The other half being Amanda Palmer of course. I still remember when I bought my very first Dresden Dolls album. I was about 15 at the time standing in a Tower Records in West Covina (no longer standing). I believe it was on display as the new releases and all I saw was this gorgeous couple leaning in an odd way. They looked like mimes that just cane out of the 20s.
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Anyway, so I pick it up scan it so I can preview the songs. I begin to hear this beautiful piano, then drums, and finally the woman screaming these incredible words in which I couldn’t believe. I was looking to purchase a new CD of a musician I had never heard of just to change my collection up a bit. It was between the Dresden Dolls and Le Tigre. I obviously purchased the Dresden Dolls.
The more I listened, the more I grew curious to know about the members themselves. When I read about Brian Viglione, I just fell in love. To learn that he got his first drum set as such a young age simply amazed me. He was lucky enough to have a father/famliy back him up and teach him how to play drums. I was able to see him perform in the front row of the Henry Fonda theater in 2006. There I learned how talented he really was. Viglione played with such excitement. He didn’t just sit on his stool banging the heck out of these drum heads and symbols. He stood up and played all while singing along and still encouraging the crowd to participate in the performance.
I was able to see the Dresden Dolls perform during the True Colors tour. There was a meet and greet after their performance. I waited in line for about 45 minutes just to meet them. As my friend, who I had gone with, was talking to Amanda Palmer I decided I would talk with Viglione. I told him I had made him a red bracelet the night before. He then asked me to tie it on his wrist. I was so nervous to even talk to someone as handsome and talented as him. I began trembling as I tried to tie this pathetic bracelet on Viglione’s wrist. I finally got it on and I was just glad he was so sweet.
I continued to follow the Dresden Dolls career until they disbanded. Palmer made a solo album and Viglione went on tour with another band. I was so caught up in Palmer’s solo career after ‘Who Killed Amanda Palmer’ was released. After time my dedication to her was dying down, I decided to look Viglione up.
A couple days ago I decided I would write him an email asking him for tips about getting my son a drumset. I was skeptical about him reading, let alone replying to my email. I wrote to him anyway! I told him about the time we me, how much my son loves the drums, and music. I wanted tips on how to get him started, brands, classes (etc.). Well, today Viglione blew my mind! He replied with great stories and usful tips. I am so glad to know how sweet he is. Although I don’t follow his current projects, I will always be a Brian Viglione fan! This is a special thanks to him. <3
A couple days ago was my 22nd birthday. I kind of stopped caring much about my birthday for a couple reasons. One of them being that no one else really cared either. I changed my way of thinking after time and decided I would simply celebrate life everyday. This does not mean I party everyday, get plastered, do dumb things, break the law, and say “YOLO” after everything. I celebrate the little and big things that happen in my day. I even try to pass on the happiness by donating to a good cause or even just complimenting a stranger. It doesn’t sound like much, but if you sit back and really think about your life, how often have you done something like that? Really, ask yourself that.
Well, I also thought that it’s not really fair to you or your other birthday’s if you only celebrate the “important ones” or the “ones that really matter”. Okay, its kind of a given that your parents celebrate your first 5 birthdays and after that things kind seem to go down hill. You’re lucky enough to even celebrate one of those first 5. Afterwards you celebrate your 13th (if your Jewish), 15th (if you have a Quinceañera), or 16th (if you have a sweet 16). Another reason to celebrate your 16th birthday here in America is because you look forward to getting your driving permit. After that, you are waiting to be legal and be 18. Then, anticipating your 21st birthday so you can gamble and buy liquor. After that you may celebrate your 25th because you have high expectations at that age like being successful, starting a family, and settling down. If you just so happen to care, you seem to only celebrate your birthday every five to ten years.
Well, this year I turned 22 so why not celebrate it as much as I would my 1st, 15th, 16th, 18th, and 21st? Why not celebrate every other day like that? I don’t need to throw a huge party and waste money, but I do have the option. My birthday was days ago so technically it just so happens to be just another day. Its an excuse for me to see familiar faces I haven’t seen in a while or don’t see as often as I wish. Tonight is all about having friends celebrate life, not my birthday. All I want to do is have fun!
For those who attend, I am grateful that you took the time and effort to come out even if it is just for a while. If you are unable to I am still grateful, but we should still try to come together some other time in the near future because you never know when something could happen. No on is guaranteed tomorrow so live everyday as if it were your last. Enjoy everything life throws at you including the bad. Just don’t hold onto to the negative things.
Again, if you make it out tonight to join me please sing your heart out. Don’t hold back. You don’t have to drink to have fun, but if you do please make sure you have someone to drive you home. Or wait until you sober up to drive. Tonight will be all about you guys. All you need to do is bring your good attitude, awesome vibes, and your singing voice. I still have no idea exactly how many people are coming, but please respect your selves and each other. Thank you so much for everything.
Oh before I forget! You better start brainstorming right now to think of what you will perform. Practice if you need to. Heh. Nah, you don’t need to be proficient. Just come have fun.
-AmyR_ <3@8 months ago