Sunday, May 07, 2006

MySpaceOut

One day last week, Tuesday or Wednesday, I joined MySpace. Then, I left Thursday afternoon for Vegas, returning home Saturday only to find out that MySpace had made me something called a "cool new person." This means my face was plastered over the front of MySpace. I had over 1000 "friend" requests plus over 1000 other messages. And apparently, I'm still featured because even though I weeded through a couple hundred last night, I now have 1100 requests to be friends and just as many messages. OH.MY.GOD. What the hell have I done? The cool thing is, Daniel Lanois is one of my friends (at my initiation, he doesn't troll for friends), and that guy is one righteous genius of a musician. If you don't know Daniel Lanois, check him out at his website. He's most well-known for being a producer, U2's in particular, but he's extremely compelling in his own right, both as a songwriter and a player. A friend of mine had the supreme pleasure of opening for him a few years ago which is how I had the pleasure to see him live.

Anyway, if you're a MySpacer, my URL is http://www.myspace.com/purlupanddye. I don't personally know the band I'm featuring right now (The Films), but I found them on MySpace and think they're hot. The song on my profile page is really catchy.

18 Comments:

At Sunday, May 07, 2006 1:46:00 PM, Blogger Mike V. said...

Lani the MySpace star!

:)

 
At Sunday, May 07, 2006 1:54:00 PM, Blogger PixieGaf said...

LA you are on your way to being the next Tila Tequila!

 
At Sunday, May 07, 2006 2:54:00 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

Frankly, I think its the hat. But it could be that you are extremely pretty and blond and musical.

Daniel Lanois, course I heard of him. He's French-Canadian. Totally cool guy.

 
At Sunday, May 07, 2006 2:55:00 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

BTW, eagerly awaiting your scathing review of hell (aka Las Vegas)

 
At Sunday, May 07, 2006 3:05:00 PM, Blogger Pope-rah said...

Michael Trent of the Films is a friend of mine. He dates my neice. Love them!!! So crazy that you have them as your profile song.

 
At Sunday, May 07, 2006 6:18:00 PM, Blogger Matt Vella said...

I'ts those purty eyes that did it. ;)

 
At Sunday, May 07, 2006 10:02:00 PM, Blogger joy said...

LA, you go girl!

Don't forget my clelb page is here now:
http://brandoordean.blogspot.com/

How was Vegas?

 
At Monday, May 08, 2006 7:21:00 AM, Blogger prunella jones said...

I love the hat and you are very pretty. You look a bit like Liz Phair.

 
At Monday, May 08, 2006 7:52:00 AM, Blogger LA said...

Pix/Mike - LA Tequila (or single-malt Scotch, ahem)! NOT!

Matt - Those purty eyes are getting a lot of commentary, but they are entirely fraudulant, created with Liz Taylor violet contacts enhanced with very good lighting.

Joy - Thanks for the URL! I posted some comments last night!

Ffleur - I LOVE Daniel Lanois. He's amazing, and btw, he does some of his material in a half-French/half-English linguistic manner he describes as being sort of a regional dialect. Are you familiar with that?

I'll review Vegas sometime this week, after I recover (emotionally).

(p.s. I knit the hat)

Prunella - Thanks! Liz Phair! Wow! I really don't look like her at all in real life, though.

Pope-rah - That is probably the most amazing coincidence ever. I love that song, and you tell your niece to tell Michael Trent that I think those boys are loaded with talent. I discovered them on Markus' page. Markus is Michael K's friend (partner, actually, I believe).

It's Monday morning, back to business as usual.

 
At Monday, May 08, 2006 12:28:00 PM, Blogger Sammy said...

i hate myspace, i dont understand why everyone loves it so much.

i prefer to go out and drink.

plus i get laid, which is probly why i dont understand it. only people who cant get any are obsessed with myspace.

*not saying ur one of the ms douches*

 
At Monday, May 08, 2006 1:01:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Sammy - don't worry, I'm not offended. I joined MySpace for the access to great indie music and so I could see the rest of Michael K's photos.

 
At Monday, May 08, 2006 3:57:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

Oh no, LA! There's no turning back now.

 
At Monday, May 08, 2006 5:27:00 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

I'd join MY SPACE but I like to be anonymous so how could I post any pictures?

LA, what kind of pics does Michael K have up there? I adore that boy. Still read his blog EVERY day but very rarely comment anymore.

LA: This regional dialect Daniel speaks of is; "patois" (pronounced pa-twa). Patois is a generic term for jargon other than the standard speech (in any language). Its basically uneducated or provincial speech. Quebecois French is tres different from FRANCE French. Quebecaise (as its sometimes called) is similar to the French spoken when the area was settled in the early 1600's. Whereas FRANCE French evolved, Quebecaise did not.

When learning Francaise in Canadian schools, they emphasize you are learning "Parisian French". None of that Quebacaise for us (bit of snobbery eh?)Still can't speak the language anyway. I can read it better than I can speak it.

 
At Monday, May 08, 2006 9:24:00 PM, Blogger joy said...

LA, you do have very beautiful eyes. I can see why you got so much traffic.

Be carefull.

 
At Monday, May 08, 2006 11:13:00 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

I should clarify, I'm not implying that because Daniel Lanois sings or speaks in Patois that he is provincial or uneducated. Patois is more of a slang, or a casual way of speaking. Mixing French and English. Being a small language minority in a majority of English speakers, I suppose it developed out of necessity.

I loved him singing "Jolie Marie". It was part French. Haunting song. Almost like a folk tale.

 
At Tuesday, May 09, 2006 12:01:00 AM, Blogger LA said...

Joy - Thanks, they're contacts. I'm a brown-eyed, brunette Italian. Better living through chemistry, I always say.

Ffleur - I totally hear you. I didn't take it that way about Daniel, anyway. Your description of Patois sounds exactly what he explained in concert before he did a song in that way, which if memory serves, was indeed "Jolie Marie." A sad folk tale, indeed.

Michael K just has about maybe 6-8 random photos of himself on there that I hadn't seen before. One is classic, he is posing in front of a "Fruitopia" vending machine. I LOLed when I saw that. What a sense of humor on that boy. Michael has a headful of gorgeous, curly hair.

 
At Tuesday, May 09, 2006 4:41:00 PM, Blogger joy said...

LA, you had me fooled, your eyes are still pretty.

Those blue contacts look real.

 
At Wednesday, May 10, 2006 7:23:00 AM, Blogger prettykitty said...

congrats, LA!!! watch out for those sexual predators that look for young girls like you! haha

tell MK i heart him.

 

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