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Thursday, December 09, 2004

The Beekeeper

From, here is the tentative tracklisting for Tori Amos' new album:

The info below comes from an advance copy of Tori's new book, Piece By Piece. Thanks to Katie Thomson for sharing.

The songs...

(not in order, and some songs may be added or removed)

Ribbons Undone
Sweet the Sting
Sleeps with Butterflies
Mother Revolution
Marys of the Sea
Washington Square (might be changed to Garlands)
Cars and Guitars
Martha's Foolish Ginger
Barons of Suburbia
Jamaica Inn
The Power of Orange Knickers
Goodbye Pisces
Hoochie Woman
The Beekeeper

Check out the site for lyric excerpts and other Tori commentary!


That's It, I'm Moving To Canada

Supreme Court OK's same-sex marriage

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada says the federal government can change the definition of marriage, giving gays and lesbians the legal right to marry ... The court rejected the argument that the traditional definition of marriage is rooted in history, saying times have changed. "Several centuries ago it would have been understood that marriage should be available only to opposite-sex couples. The recognition of same-sex marriage in several Canadian jurisdictions as well as two European countries belies the assertion that the same is true today," wrote the court.

So now the Canadian government can draft legislation to legalize same-sex marriage: The Liberals hold a thin minority government, with 134 of the 308 seats in the House of Commons, but should have the support of most or all of the 19 New Democrat MPs and 54 Bloc Québécois MPs. NDP Leader Jack Layton has said his caucus will vote in favour of the bill, while Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, whose party is split on the issue, says it will be a free vote. If passed, Canada would join Belgium and the Netherlands in making gay marriage legal nationwide.

How awesome would that be?!? You can read the full text of the Canadian Supreme Court's decision HERE.


Shhhh ... Don't Tell The Vatican


Stretchmarks, Baby!

So yesterday turned out fine. Erik was able to sleep most of the day and woke up feeling fine. I got home around 4:15 and promptly went my ass to sleep. After I woke up we had a nice dinner at Chili's and then went to see Blade Trinity. Hello ... what is up with the indie darlings doing big-budget superhero movies?! We knew that Parker Posey was starring in Blade but we DID NOT know that Natasha Lyonne was co-starring (as a blind scientist who comes up with the way to defeat all vampires). Parker made a kick-ass vampire (though her hair-dos were definitely hair-dont's):

But Alanis Morrissette (who is dating Hottie McHotster Ryan Reynolds) looked more frightening at the premiere than Parker did in the movie ... in full monster make-up, eek!

This woman needs a fashion make-over STAT! Anyways, the movie was pretty good, I would say right on par with the other 2 movies. I could have done without the vampire Pomeranian (who was owned by the vampire played by the wrestler Triple-H [Brandon, he was disappointing as a vamp]) and the lame iPod utilization ... but I had *no problem* with the many ab (and stomach pubes) shots of Ryan as vampire hunter Hannibal King. Meow! It's a good flick, Blade fans should be entertained.

So we all know that Anna Nicole-Smith lost like 50 tons since she's been popping Trimspa pills ... and boy, does she have the stretchmarks to prove it:

Trimspa's marketing motto is Be Envied. Yeah well ... the joke really writes itself ... let's move on ...

Yesterday I mentioned that Britney was spotted at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas ... well, we now know that she was in town for the Billboard Music Awards. It was the first official outing for the Federlines since they got married:

God ... these 2 are such a ridiculous couple. He really needs to lose the lame hats ... like, now! There was a rumor (totally unfounded) that Britney was going to perform at the awards ... turns out she was just there to present an award -- and win the award for Dance Recording of the Year for Me Against The Music. Ashlee Simpson also won an award for Female New Artist of the Year:

Apparently there were boos when Ashlee went on stage to accept so she decided to dance her jig again ... girl, let it go, let it GO already. Usher won everything else for the night.

One more bit of Britney news, she wrote the theme song for her sister Jamie Lynn's TV show on Nickelodeon ... aww, how cute! Britney Spears is giving her little sister a push into the pop spotlight -- she wrote the theme song for Jamie Lynn's show debuting soon on Nickelodeon, a live-action comedy called "Zoey 101," in which she plays a 13-year-old attending a newly co-ed beachside boarding school. Jamie Lynn sings the song on the show, which will air on Sundays starting in early 2005. ...

Have you ever wondered what cartoon characters would look like if they were skinned alive ... or if their flesh had rotted completely away ... well, you're in luck -- THIS SITE (which has been going down a lot because of bandwidth problems) has a bunch of sketches of what the skeletal structures of some cartoon characters might look like:

Pretty interesting stuff. I love how artists come up with this kind of stuff. As soon as you see projects like this you go "Why didn't I think of that?" Check out the link (when it works again) to check out the other neat-o sketches.

And ... if you're really into planning ahead -- for Xmas in the year 2013 I think I'm going to want this:

Click the image to see it bigger.

This artist rendering is from Wired magazine (an old Wired magazine from 2003 that I read at the hospital yesterday) of what Apple might evolve the iPod/cell phone into in 10 years. We do know that Apple might currently be working with Motorola to design a cell phone (a prototype is rumored to exist) -- check out THIS ARTICLE. It's effing cool-looking as hell -- looks like something that could have been used in Back to the Future II. I'm quite sure I'm going to need a new cell phone by then ...

Okay, enough ... let's do the news run-down:
  • "I know he's not perfect ... but he is genuinely a loving, caring, nurturing, kind, gentle person." So says Jackie Peterson as she begs for her son's life. I'm sure he's a very loving, caring, nurturing, kind and gentle person ... you know, when he's not killing his wife and unborn child. You can spare me the hysterics. No one was able to plead for the lives of Laci and her baby before she was killed ... Why should he be allowed to have people speak on his behalf? Bring on the gas chamber ... You kill? You die.
  • You knew this was coming, Xtians all over the place have their panties all in a twist over the celebrity nativity scene at Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum. LONDON - A daring version of the Christmas Nativity scene has raised a storm of controversy in London -- and not surprisingly, British football star-turned celebrity David Beckham is at the center of the holy row. He is among the figures unveiled at Madame Tussaud's wax museum in what critics see as a sacrilegious display ... Displayed in the "Divas" hall of the museum, the celebrity crèche sits in the VIP corner, looking out onto the likes of J-Lo and Beyonce. Instead of chamber music or Christmas carols playing softly in the background, professional dancers groove to the music of Britney Spears ... The Vatican was not amused. "This is worse than bad taste. It is cheap," an official Vatican source told Reuters in Rome ... "You cannot use contemporary personalities as the central figures in the Nativity -- And it becomes worse, if that were possible, if the people may be of questionable moral standing," he said. Questionable moral standing? Catholic priests are CONDEMNING THE QUESTIONABLE MORAL STANDING OF OTHERS?!?!?!?!?!? Isn't there a ring of hell devoted specifically for hypocrites? If not, there needs to be.
  • How's this for hard core ... Death Metal rockers were shot to death while on stage in Ohio. Dimebag Darrell, guitarist for Damageplan and Pantera, was killed during a shooting spree at a Columbus, Ohio, nightclub Wednesday night. He was 38 ... Damageplan had just begun their first song in front of several hundred at Alrosa Villa when Gale jumped onstage, made a comment about Pantera, and began firing at close range into Darrell's body, shooting him several times before opening fire on the crowd. Wow! That is so crazy! I don't even know what I would do if I were there. Yikes!
  • Blame it on the E? Perhaps not -- Tommy Lee almost has a "gay-experience" in college ... like many guys who go away to college for the first time. Rocker TOMMY LEE came close to having a gay experience with one of his pals recently - until he decided the man wasn't good looking enough ... He tells BLENDER magazine, "Just recently, I was partying with a bunch of people. And my friend - who I had a slight idea was gay , but I didn't know for sure - drove me home. "I went to bed; he stayed in the guest room. I have a combination lock on my bedroom door. All of a sudden, it's late, I hear knocking. I'm silent. This person's really f**ked up on E. Now he starts pounding, really violently. "I'm freaked out, thinking, 'F**k! This guy wants to come into my bedroom? No way! The pounding stops and I think, 'Okay. Good, good.' "I go back to sleep, wake up, and this guy is rubbing my a** and touching me, and I'm like, 'What. The. F**k? Dude! Get the f**k away from me! What is wrong with you? Out! "Maybe if he was really good looking I may have slightly considered it. But he was not my type." Duh, if Tommy Lee would stop carrying around a man-purse then he wouldn't be sending out the wrong signals to people.
Speaking of man-purses, I think I'm totally going to have to get THIS T-SHIRT:

Hahahah! It rocks! BTW, it's better if you call it a satchel.

Anyways, I'm planning a trip to my folks' after work ... I don't really want to do much else tonight. I definitely need to watch last night's episode of Lost so I think I'm gonna be clocking some couch time. Woot! Laters!



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