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Everyone reading this right now should go out and acquire a copy of Danny Elfman's solo album "So Lo".  I have been listening to it non-stop, especially "Gratitude" and "It Only Makes Me Laugh".  I worshipped him before; it has since increased in intensity.  I firmly believe that there is nothing that this man cannot do and cannot stress how awesome and fun this album is. 

More evidence of of his awesomeness, taken from Wiki: 

"After the release of Batman, Elfman reacted to comments in Keyboard Magazine wherein Micah Rubenstein conjectured that a rock musician like Elfman, not classically trained, probably didn't even write out the musical score to Batman. Speaking on behalf of "the many musicians, composers, and arrangers who lack formal education," Keyboard published an open letter by Elfman in March 1990. Elfman referred to Rubenstein's comments as a growing "musical elitism," stating he worked 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week, for a month and a half to write the Batman score, and calling Rubenstein a "dumb fuck" for supposing that Elfman didn't write down his scores: "...I actually wrote it down - I will not sit back passively and allow myself to be discredited for the work I did by an idiot who mistakenly thinks that I lazily hire people to do it for me, or that only a conservatory can produce a real film composer."[4] "


In other news, I had to take, Scooter, my 2000 Beetle, in for some diagnostics after the Engine/MIL light (or as I call it, the OMGWTFBBQ!light) went on Saturday and remained on.  So, my friendly V-Dub technician calls me up this morning and tells me that my air compressor is basically splitting in half, but that they can basically weld it back together to the tune of ~$300 rather than me buying a totally new part to the tune of ~$700+.  Yeah, I'll take what's behind Door #1 plzkthnx.  Oh well.  For an 8 year old car, I've been really proud of his performance thus far.  

I loved having Monday off to recharge.  I could honestly use ONE more day of sleep but am thankful for having the three day weekend anyway.  It gave me a chance to find some badly needed perspective, for which I am doubly thankful.

Love to all. Mwah!

P.S. For my wrasslin' fans who happened to catch RAW last night.  I love him dearly, but poor Shawn cannot WOOOO to save his life. 


Date: 2008-02-19 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just don't think the poor boy's voice goes that high. I mean, he has a really rather ridiculously deep voice, and to WOOOOO properly, one must reach roughly the pitch of a car alarm/siren. So, it's really not his fault.

Though his extreme lack of fashion sense still is.

Date: 2008-02-19 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, it was adorable that he knew he couldn't do it, and so asked the crowd for help.

I think he knows that he looks good no matter what he wears, and therefore, gets lazy about his wardrobe choices. We all know he could wear a paper bag and make it look good.

Date: 2008-02-19 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Anything Elfman does is awesome...hell, i even liked Oingo Boingo!

Date: 2008-02-19 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, the album that I'm referring to basically IS Oingo Boingo, but with Danny officially being the solo artist on there, if that makes any sense.

He just has such a great voice. I always smile and think, "I'm listening to Jack Skellington sing pop/reggae to me!" *happy sigh*

Date: 2008-02-19 10:23 pm (UTC)
penumbren: Jeremy Clarkson wearing a crown on QI (Default)
From: [personal profile] penumbren
It was only Elfman's solo album because of legal difficulties with the label that Boingo was signed to at the time, which led him to put the album out under his name, with all of Boingo as "guest appearances", more or less.

Gotta love the man.

Date: 2008-02-19 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Danny Elfman is a genius. And I agree with you about "So Lo." OMG brilliant album.

Date: 2008-02-19 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I absolutely cannot CANNOT stop listening to it. Its been on constant replay on my iPod for days now.

"Iiiiiii don't know why I feel this way/I DONT know whether it's right or wrong/To laugh at misfortune...."

*rocks out*

Date: 2008-02-19 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love Danny Elfman because he did the opening for the the flash tv series sigh hottness and yes shawn-chan can't woo but he damn looks fine

Date: 2008-02-19 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He did look great last night. =^)

Date: 2008-02-19 10:22 pm (UTC)
penumbren: Jeremy Clarkson wearing a crown on QI (Default)
From: [personal profile] penumbren
I will get back to re-upping the Boingo stuff, my dear... and I have all of it, so no worries if you want anything else. XD Eventually, I'll get motivated enough to attempt a discography of Elfman's soundtrack stuff... if I can ever find an actual complete list, anyway.

Date: 2008-02-19 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Many thanks whenever you get around to it. I'll probably want most of their in-studio albums.

I think Wiki had an extensive list of his ST stuff (as I was just perusing his wiki page today).

Date: 2008-02-19 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I love So-Lo, too!! You need to check out the other Oingo Boingo Albums, like Only A Lad, Nothing To Fear, and Dead Man's Party. I'm obsessed. (I bought a few of them, put them in LP frames, and hung them on my wall.)

And 2000 being 8 years ago...doesn't that weird you out? It weirds me out, at least.

Date: 2008-02-19 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That video is MADE OF PURE AWESOME! I swear, Elfman's evil grin is so damn sexy. He'd make a fine Joker, come to think of it.

And yes, the fact that the millennium was 8 years ago terrifies me. I can't believe how fast the years seem to be going.
Edited Date: 2008-02-19 11:52 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-02-21 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I got the same result. High five!

Odd though, since I HATE getting up that early.


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